When: Monday, October 26, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room, 520 N Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619
What: Sheriff Chad Chronister is announcing the creation of HCSO’s Behavioral Resources Unit.
The newly formed unit will focus on identifying individuals who have come into contact with law enforcement numerous times due to mental health issues or homelessness.
The unit, which is made up of deputies, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed clinical social workers, will then connect those individuals with the services they need before they are in a crisis situation, with the hope of keeping them out of the criminal justice system.
Sheriff Chronister will provide more details on the new unit during a press conference on Monday. October 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room.
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Anyone in attendance is asked to wear a face covering.