Our Response: Mental Health Crisis

  1. Mental Health Diversion serves as an alternative to incarceration

    Sarpy County made a significant commitment to helping those experiencing mental illness with the creation of the Mental Health Diversion program. Read on...
  2. An overview of mental health services in Sarpy County

    Today, people in crisis are more likely to come into contact with law enforcement and the criminal justice system than they are to receive necessary medical attention. That puts jurisdictions like Sarpy County on the front lines of this important issue. Read on...
  3. Mental health on the front lines with the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office

    For three years, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office has zeroed in on ways to improve its response to people experiencing mental health crisis. Read on...
  4. Support while on pretrial release through the Mental Health Case Management Program

    For people in custody or awaiting trial, life can feel uncertain. Sarpy County’s Mental Health Case Management Program is designed to assist people with mental illness as they navigate the criminal justice system. Read on...
  5. Sarpy, UNMC to partner on psychiatry fellowship

    Sarpy County and the University of Nebraska Medical Center will partner to create Nebraska’s first forensic psychiatry fellowship to assess and treat inmates experiencing mental illness. Read on...
  6. Sarpy County to launch state’s first mental health court

    Sarpy County has established Nebraska’s first mental health court, an innovative problem-solving court designed to focus on people with mental illnesses who are facing felony charges. Read on...
  7. 2021 Annual Report: Sarpy launches state’s first mental health court

    Sarpy County has taken the lead on delivering treatment and change for people who are dealing with mental illness and involved in the criminal justice system. Read on...