Vote Nevada Update 1/20/2022

Vote Nevada Supporters,

We had a really good conversation with Captain Timothy Hatchett from the Bolden Area Command at our Mental and Behavioral Health Committee meeting this past Tuesday.  The captain graciously agreed to record the meeting for anyone who couldn’t attend.  So, you can watch it here: https://vote-nevada.news/Captain-Hatchett-Presentation

You can follow the Bolden Area Command’s community outreach efforts here: https://www.facebook.com/BACLVMPD 

Captain Hatchett mentioned Salt Lake City as a model for how to improve police interactions with people who are experiencing mental health issues.  Here are some resources on Salt Lake City’s program:

https://kutv.com/news/eye-on-utah/slc-police-say-their-new-mental-health-clinician-will-benefit-officers-and-community

 http://www.slcpd.com/2021/12/01/slcpd-hires-full-time-police-mental-health-clinician/

 https://www.theiacp.org/sites/default/files/LE-MH-Learning-Sites_Salt-Lake-CityUT.pdf

Ultimately, we need a mental health system that provides early interventions and preventative care instead of waiting until someone is in a crisis before offering treatment.  Until then, we must provide law enforcement with the training, support, and counseling needed to ensure our jails and prisons are no longer Nevada’s largest mental health treatment providers.

Please join us this Saturday, 1/22, 9-10:30 am, via Zoom, for our interim issue advocacy training session.  Interim committees started meeting this week, so now is the time to be heard.  We will also review how the governor’s budget is built and ways to influence that process.  You can RSVP here: https://vote-nevada.news/Advocacy

Finally, a new brief has been filed in the lawsuit challenging the redistricting maps.  You can read it here: https://vote-nevada.news/Redistricting-Lawsuit-Update

Thank you for being Nevadans with me,

Sondra

Vote Nevada: Solving Problems with Civics

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