Tag: mental health

Larimer County Sheriff Office

Grant funded Co-Responder Program meets high demands in its first year

By pairing SummitStone Health Partners Co-responder, Lesley Craig, and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, this has helped improve outcomes and save lives of those with mental health and substance use issues. “Long-term solutions are one of the co-responder’s goals. The program aims to help give citizens in crisis an access point to assessment and treatment, […]

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Larimer County Sheriff Office

Grant for Co-responders for Law Enforcement

We are excited for the additional behavioral health specialists who will be helping law enforcement officers on crisis calls in Larimer County.  The $397,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services will allow specialists to respond to calls in which a mental or behavioral health issue is involved in hopes of helping funnel people to the resources […]

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Larimer County law agencies seek grant to pair more counselors with officers

Funds will expand program to have counselors work with officers in Larimer County, Loveland, Fort Collins By Pamela Johnson – Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Local law enforcement agencies are hoping for a $362,000 grant to multiply the number of certified counselors available to respond to crisis calls with officers. Larimer County is leading the grant application […]

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Expansion of co-responder program a step in the right direction in better addressing mental health crises

The next time a Fort Collins police officer is called to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis, his backup might not carry a badge or a gun. Fort Collins Police Services and SummitStone Health Partners this month will begin pairing officers trained in community policing with experts trained in de-escalating mental health crises. The […]

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