Counties Support Creation of State Crisis Intervention Center

MACo Legislative Director Natasha Mehu submitted testimony to the House Judiciary Committee to support HB 607 (CF SB 305) – Public Safety – Crisis Intervention Team Center of Excellence. This bill establishes a framework to help advance crisis intervention teams in Maryland.

From MACo Testimony:

Crisis intervention teams offer a community-based approach to improve the outcomes of interactions between first responders and those suffering from a behavioral health crisis. The Center and Committee establish a structure to help local governments and their agents establish effective, evidence-based crisis intervention programs. For these reasons MACo urges a FAVORABLE report on HB 607.

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2020 legislative session on MACo’s Legislative Tracking Database.