Goal #10

Develop a Regional Mental Health Service Unit with partner Best Southwest cities.

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1. Establish a Steering Committee with partner agencies for guidance on establishing a regional unit | Police | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q1

2. Pursue Interlocal Agreements with partner agencies | Police & Municipal Court | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q3

3. Research and procure physical workspace and facilities to house a regional team | Police | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q2

4. Create governance documents to define work responsibilities for regional partner agencies | Police | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2023 Q3

5. Distribute client/family satisfaction surveys | Police | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q4

6. Research additional grant funding opportunities including resubmission to Dallas County for additional/ongoing grant funding | Police & City Manager’s Office | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q4

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1st Quarter Update
January 2022

The implementation of a Regional Behavioral Health Services Unit (CARE Team) is well under way with the DeSoto effort having a year of operational experience and a dedicated office location. A steering committee has been established and governance agreements drafted. The second year of grant funding will be sought from Dallas County in Q2.