Funding still in place for Crisis Stabilization Unit

Funding still in place for Crisis Stabilization Unit

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Crisis Stabilization Unit for Craighead County could be seeing some progress soon.

Craighead County Judge Marvin Day spoke with Gov. Asa Hutchinson Thursday, who said the grant money for the unit is still in place.

The state is set to give $1.6 million in start-up funding for the Crisis Stabilization Unit.

Craighead County is one of four counties in the state picked for the pilot project, which is aimed at giving treatment to those suffering from mental health issues.

“We’re really excited because our law enforcement community is already bought into it, the need for that facility,” said Day.

Judge Day said the Quorum Court will discuss the unit at their next meeting, and talk about possibly funding the building for the facility.

If the project moves forward, Judge Day says they plan to build the Crisis Stabilization Unit next to the Craighead County jail.

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