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Mobile Outreach Safety Teams Mobile Outreach Safety Team , (MOST) is a program that operates in several areas across the state. It is a collaboration with local law enforcement in each area, who participate in Crisis Intervention Training, (CIT) so that they are prepared to intervene with those in a mental health crisis. Clinicians accompany the officers to assess the individual(s). Based on the Governor’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Council recommendations report, there is now local control for decision- making in Clark County, and in process in Washoe County . 22
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Helping People. It’s who we are and what we do . Mobile Outreach Safety Teams Clark County has C.I.T. trained Metro Police Officers who respond to calls for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. DPBH funds Clark County Social Services who then sub-grant funds to WestCare Nevada, the service provider. MOST was operationalized based on the community needs, which allows the decision-making to remain at the local level. This was a recommendation of the Governor’s Health and Wellness Council. 24
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Helping People. It’s who we are and what we do . Mobile Outreach Safety Teams Washoe County has C.I.T. trained Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies who respond to calls for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Programs currently operate through several law enforcement agencies. DPBH currently supports the Clinicians who accompany the law enforcement personnel. This funding is being transferred to Washoe County Social Services so that they can base decisions on their community needs. This was a recommendation of the Governor’s Health and Wellness Council. 25
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Helping People. It’s who we are and what we do . Mobile Outreach Safety Teams Carson City has a clinician employed by DPBH Rural Clinics, who works with local C.I.T. trained Sheriff’s Deputies. When there is a need, law enforcement responds to the specified location in support of the staff who determines there is a mental health crisis. This is a new program which expands services to the rural communities however have been successful overall. There are discussions about potential programs in other rural counties. 26
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Helping People. It’s who we are and what we do . Staff Changes There are considerable reductions in staffing, included in the Clinical Services budgets, however; Most are vacant positions, which are unable to be filled due to workforce shortages, and the need to hold some positions vacant in anticipation of the budget impacts. The Division has communicated to staff through Town-Hall meetings, to work with them through the personnel process, if impacted. Majority of the impacted positions will have other options for employment within the Division or the Department. 27
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Helping People. It’s who we are and what we do . Workforce Shortage Mental Health services are experiencing a severe workforce shortage in Nevada for behavioral health professionals.
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