Texas Mental Health Cuts Shift Burden to Cops
March 13, 2011
An initial proposal by the Texas Legislature to cut services provided by the state's Department of State Health Services by 20 percent is expected to shift the burden of care of mentally ill subjects to police officers and sheriff's deputies, reports the Houston Chronicle.
The cuts are being made to address a $27 billion budget crisis in Texas.
Law enforcement officers say the number of mental health calls they respond to "is snowballing," according to the story.
Read the full story at Chron.com.
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