The Pierce County Council has passed a resolution in support for the national “Stepping Up” initiative. The program will be employed to reduce the number of people with mental illness in the Pierce County jail.
The county plans to convene a team that includes the Sheriff, mental health professionals and multiple agencies to develop and execute a strategy that will result in a measurable reduction in the number of people in jail who suffer from mental illness.
The resolution was introduced by Councilmembers Connie Ladenburg and Derek Young. “The initiative will provide the… Read More