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Maria Elvira Salazar Champions Bill to Reauthorize Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Last week, U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., threw her support behind a proposal to help battle “rising rates of substance use disorder and addiction across the country.” U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., introduced the...

Trump Signs David Trone’s, John Rutherford’s Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act into Law

“The Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020, would help law enforcement partner with mental health providers to provide incarcerated individuals community care as they transition back into society. This care includes medication-assisted treatment, community-level crisis response programs, and technical assistance to develop innovative training and treatment for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals suffering from mental illness. Recidivism rates decline when we address the mental health challenges that place formerly incarcerated individuals at risk of reoffending,” Rutherford’s office noted.

John Rutherford Helps Pass Proposal to Have Law Enforcement Work Closer With Mental Health...

Rutherford, who rose to serve as sheriff of Duval County, said his background in law enforcement helped lead him to support the bill.

John Rutherford Backs Proposal Helping Law Enforcement Work Closer With Mental Health Providers

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., announced his support for U.S. Rep. David Trone’s, D-Mary., “Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act.”