Posted on: May 20, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: October 21, 2020
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: November 25, 2020
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: January 7, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 26, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: March 30, 2021
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...Read on...
Posted on: December 17, 2021
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...Read on...