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SB 5038 - Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System - Virginia Key Vote

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Title: Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System

Title: Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System

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Title: Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report and pass a bill that requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop a comprehensive crisis service continuum including a crisis call center, mobile crisis teams, crisis stabilization centers, and a MARCUS alert system.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires minimum training standards to be set for law enforcement (Sec.1 ).

  • Requires the establishment of Mental Health Awareness Response and Community Understanding alert Systems (MARCUS) to be put in place (Sec. 1).

  • Defines the “ MARCUS alert system” as a process in which a call for service to an emergency 911 system is routed to the appropriate service, including calls for service being directed o a community care team (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the goals of the MARCUS alert system will be to (Sec. 1):

    • Provide immediate response and services by a registered specially trained mental health service providers;

    • Treat the situation as a crisis situation and with dignity;

    • Reduce the likelihood of physical confrontation;

    • Decrease arrests and use of force incidents and injuries;

    • Provide support and assistance for mental health service providers and law-enforcement officers; and

    • Provide therapeutic locations and accelerate access to care. 

  • Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department of Criminal Justice Services to run a service campaign from July 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022 (Sec. 2).

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Title: Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop a comprehensive crisis service continuum including a crisis call center, mobile crisis teams, crisis stabilization centers, and a MARCUS alert system.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires minimum training standards to be set for law enforcement (Sec.1 ).

  • Requires the establishment of Mental Health Awareness Response and Community Understanding alert Systems (MARCUS) to be put in place (Sec. 1).

  • Defines the “ MARCUS alert system” as a process in which a call for service to an emergency 911 system is routed to the appropriate service, including calls for service being directed o a community care team (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the goals of the MARCUS alert system will be to (Sec. 1):

    • Provide immediate response and services by a registered specially trained mental health service providers;

    • Treat the situation as a crisis situation and with dignity;

    • Reduce the likelihood of physical confrontation;

    • Decrease arrests and use of force incidents and injuries;

    • Provide support and assistance for mental health service providers and law-enforcement officers; and

    • Provide therapeutic locations and accelerate access to care. 

  • Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department of Criminal Justice Services to run a service campaign from July 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022 (Sec. 2).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to develop a comprehensive crisis service continuum including a crisis call center, mobile crisis teams, crisis stabilization centers, and a MARCUS alert system.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires minimum training standards to be set for law enforcement (Sec.1 ).

  • Requires the establishment of Mental Health Awareness Response and Community Understanding alert Systems (MARCUS) to be put in place (Sec. 1).

  • Defines the “ MARCUS alert system” as a process in which a call for service to an emergency 911 system is routed to the appropriate service, including calls for service being directed o a community care team (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the goals of the MARCUS alert system will be to (Sec. 1):

    • Provide immediate response and services by a registered specially trained mental health service providers;

    • Treat the situation as a crisis situation and with dignity;

    • Reduce the likelihood of physical confrontation;

    • Decrease arrests and use of force incidents and injuries;

    • Provide support and assistance for mental health service providers and law-enforcement officers; and

    • Provide therapeutic locations and accelerate access to care. 

  • Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department of Criminal Justice Services to run a service campaign from July 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022 (Sec. 2).

Title: Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System

Title: Requires the Development of a Comprehensive Crisis Service Continuum Including a MARCUS Alert System

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