Vote on Mental Health Program for Sheriff’s Office by El Paso County Commissioners

El Paso Sheriff Proposes Mental Health Program for Peace Officers: A Step Towards Supporting Their Well-being

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles of El Paso has proposed a mental health program for officers in his department. The program, if approved by the Commissioners Court, will offer individual and group therapy sessions to peace officers and deputies to support their mental well-being.

In collaboration with Family Endeavors, Inc., the program will provide specialized treatments such as animal therapy and art therapy. Funding for this initiative comes from a grant award, as stated in the agenda item documents.

If approved, the program will be in effect from March 2024 through March 2025. This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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