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Mobile crisis response teams successfully operating countywide


Last updated 3/11/2022 at 11:48am

Billboards like this one can be seen on freeways and streets throughout the region. Village News/Courtesy photo

José A. Álvarez

County of San Diego Communications Office

County of San Diego officials and community partners announced Feb. 28 the early results and the launch of a broad, public awareness campaign for a program providing a specialized response to people experiencing a mental health, drug or alcohol-related crisis.

Since the Mobile Crisis Response Teams began services in January 2021, the non-law enforcement program has responded to 672 referrals and successfully linked over 110 people to treatment services. Forty-seven percent of referrals have resulted in people being able to access...

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