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File #: 19-0536R    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/7/2019 In control: Public Safety
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action: 8/19/2019
Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CENTER FOR ALCOHOL & DRUG TREATMENT AND THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR AN EMBEDDED LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE DULUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM TO BETTER RESPOND TO INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, ADDICTION AND HOMELESSNESS.
Attachments: 1. Document A to 19-0536R, 2. Exhibit A

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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CENTER FOR ALCOHOL & DRUG TREATMENT AND THE CITY OF DULUTH FOR AN EMBEDDED LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE DULUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM TO BETTER RESPOND TO INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, ADDICTION AND HOMELESSNESS.

 

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CITY PROPOSAL:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute a memorandum of understanding, substantially the same as the attached Document A, with Center for Alcohol & Drug Treatment to provide an embedded licensed social worker to work collaboratively with the Duluth police department and the crisis response team in order to better respond to individuals with mental illness, addiction and homelessness

 

Statement of Purpose

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the proper city officials to execute a memorandum of understanding with Center for Alcohol & Drug Treatment to provide an embedded licensed social worker to work collaboratively with the Duluth Police Department and the Crisis Response Team to better respond to individuals with mental illness, addiction and homelessness.  The goals of this collaboration include improving police response, a robust mental health/clinical response, improved utilization of the mobile crisis team, reduced jail and hospital admissions, and intervention outcomes that enhance stability for the individual.