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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mental Health Diversion serves as an alternative to incarceration

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By Emily Ramm/Sarpy County Communications Specialist

Sarpy County made a significant commitment to helping those experiencing mental illness with the creation of the Mental Health Diversion program.

Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov established the speciali...

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Mental Health
Posted on: October 21, 2020

An overview of mental health services in Sarpy County

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The situation has happened more times than one can count.

An adult living with his parents has an episode. Maybe he stopped taking his prescribed medications. Maybe an argument just spiraled out of control. It’s escalated to the point that the person is a ...

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Mental Health
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Mental health on the front lines with the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office

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For three years, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office has zeroed in on ways to improve its response to people experiencing mental health crisis.

The effort has involved creating the area’s first Mental Health Unit, investing in technology ...

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Mental Health
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Support while on pretrial release through the Mental Health Case Management Program

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For people in custody or awaiting trial, life can feel uncertain. It can be even more uncertain and difficult for someone experiencing mental health issues.

Sarpy County’s Mental Health Case Management Program is designed to assist people with me...

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Mental Health
Posted on: December 17, 2021

2021 Annual Report: Sarpy launches state’s first mental health court

Entrance to Sarpy County Courthouse's Administration Wing

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. 

Sarpy County Wellness Court is Nebraska’s first mental health court. The program’s goal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Sarpy, UNMC to partner on psychiatry fellowship

Sarpy County

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. The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-0 on a mu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Sarpy County to launch state’s first mental health court

Sarpy County

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. The goal of the new Sarpy County Wellness Court is to stabilize and tre...

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Press Releases