Listening session on Douglas County’s mobile response for behavioral health crises set for Tuesday

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A Douglas County team wants to find out from community members about their experiences, direct or indirect, with mobile responses for people experiencing mental illness and addiction. 

“They (the team members) also would like to hear recommendations about what the ideal response would look like,” according to a flyer about the event. “This session will help inform community work, budget proposals and pilot projects.”

Alex Kimball Williams, health equity planner with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, will facilitate the meeting. It’s set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. 

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Mobile Access Team members included in the session are Patrick Schmitz, of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center; Stacey Cooper, of Heartland RADAC; Monica Kurz, of Kansas Suicide Prevention Headquarters; and Bob Tryanski, of Douglas County, according to the CJCC website

The meeting will be held via Zoom and open to the public. Access the meeting via this link

You can also join by phone by calling 1-346-248-7799 and using meeting code 925 2684 5429.

If anyone wishes to share their thoughts, experiences or information but doesn’t feel comfortable doing so during the listening session, they are welcome to contact Criminal Justice Coordinator Mike Brouwer at 785-330-2891 or, county spokesperson Karrey Britt said.

The full CJCC next meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11. Learn more and watch for a meeting agenda on the CJCC Hub.


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