Sheriffs Lead the Way

Though “the system” hasn’t kept up with addressing the growing social responsibilities put on law enforcement, sheriff’s offices and police departments are not alone in recognizing that there is a problem. The National Sheriffs’ Association has identified mental health as a key legislative priority. And deputies and police are increasingly finding support from public defenders, district attorneys, judges, corrections officers, commissioners, developers, educators, advocates, behavioral health providers, and other allies who see room for improvement.

All are inspired by the certainty that we an get a lot closer to health, justice, and prosperity if we properly coordinate our priorities, efforts, and resources.

Read Equitas Executive Director Vincent Atchity’s piece in Sheriff & Deputy Magazine Here.

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