National Press Conference

Sheriff Gootkin will be participating in a national press conference being held February 7th, 2013 in Washington D.C. The press conference is being sponsored by Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office. The press conference will coincide with the introduction of a bill called the Excellence in Mental Health Act. The Excellence in Mental Health Act develops federal standards for organizations that provide mental health services- by requiring a comprehensive list of intensive services, including crisis response and crisis stabilization.
This bill is a benefit for local law enforcement as it would make sure that there are mental health services available in communities and providers would get reimbursed for services.
Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office continues to lead in the collaboration of mental health and law enforcement services. This bill is an opportunity for our community to continue to provide excellent service during mental health crisis.

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