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    Mobile Crisis Teams

    Mobile Crisis Teams are a City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County collaboration that responds to individuals experiencing a nonviolent behavioral health crisis that necessitates a 911-response.

    There will be four teams formed, with each consisting of a crisis intervention unit deputy paired with a masters’ level, behavioral health clinician.

    Subcommittee: Crisis Services

    Status: Implemented February 2018

    Cost: – $1 million BernCo/$456,291 CABQ




    Reduction of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

    Bernalillo County is supporting at risk children and their families across the full continuum of services including primary prevention, identification, early intervention, support and treatment, harm reduction, outreach, and services in children’s homes and within the community.

    (The funding pays for services and family supports not currently reimbursed by Medicaid or third party payers.)

    Subcommittee: Prevention, Intervention, Harm Reduction

    Status: Implemented June 2017

    Cost: – $3 million per year


    Transition Planning-Resource Reentry Center (RRC):

    Transition planners with in MDC will work with inmates prior to release to assist with connectivity of services and discharge planning. Inmates will be released throughout the RRC at 401 Roma where navigators will assist in direct hand off to service providers in the community.


    Community Engagement Teams  (CET)

    Community Engagement Teams (CETs) help people and their families voluntarily cope with the effects of mental illness and substance abuse disorders in the comfort of their homes and communities pre and post crisis. The CET helps individuals avoid the criminal justice system andemergency hospital visits, and employs a recovery-focused approach that promotes wellness, self-management, personal recovery, natural supports, coping skills, self-advocacy, and development of independent living skills. (Individuals or family members who couldbenefit from the CETs will be referred through crisis and warm lines, such as the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (1-855-NMCRISIS), as well as the local law enforcement Crisis Intervention Team database and case management systems.)

    Subcommittee: Prevention, Intervention, Harm Reduction

    Status: Implementation by February 2018

    Cost:  Up to $1 million per year

    Peer Case Management 

    This intervention is a peer case management approach to help individuals 14 or older with a primary diagnosis of mental illness.

    This proposal draws from Strengths-based Case Management and Peer Case Management.

    Subcommittee: Community Supports

    Status: RFP in process

    Cost: $620,000 per year


    Youth Transitional Living 

    YTL services are for at-risk youth who are precariously housed or homeless with a mental health or addiction diagnosis.

    The funding provides youth transitional housing and services for clients who are not currently under any state Children Youth and Families Department, Bernalillo County or other third party-funded program.

    This initiative also provides a housing bridge to youth, who would otherwise would continue to be detained at YDC due to lack of safe transitional housing.

    Subcommittee: Supportive Housing

    Status: Contract negotiations in process

    Cost:  $800,000 per year


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