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SLO County partnership with non-profit to provide mental health support to SLO police

The San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Department announced it is partnering with the non-profit organization Transitions Mental Health Association to provide mental health support to the San Luis Obispo Police Department’s Community Action Team.

Social worker John Klevins will join the Community Action Team and will assist officers in the field, engaging individuals needed support, providing counseling and referral for those with severe mental health needs. Klevins has experience working in the County’s Psychiatric Health Facility.

As part of its Mental Health Services Act community planning process, local stakeholders approved funding for this position early in 2018. Transitions Mental Health Association (TMHA) was awarded the program after a competitive process.

TMHA is one of the County’s collaborative partners, providing a wide array of mental health services ranging from education and prevention activities to therapeutic services for the homeless and severely mentally ill.

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