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File #: R-14-73   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 6/16/2014 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/16/2014
Enactment date: 6/27/2014 Enactment #: R-2014-053
Title: F/S Supporting A Project With Bernalillo County For The Purpose Of Implementing A Housing Assistance Program For Persons With Mental Illness Being Released From The Metropolitan Detention Center (Benton, Winter)
Attachments: 1. R-73, 2. R-73 Approved Floor Substitute, 3. R-73fsfinal, 4. FS R-73Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/27/2014 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/27/2014 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/19/2014 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/16/2014 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
6/16/2014 City Council Passed as SubstitutedPass Action details
6/16/2014 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
6/16/2014 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIRST COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. F/S R-14-73 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton and Brad Winter


RESOLUTION
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F/S Supporting A Project With Bernalillo County For The Purpose Of Implementing A Housing Assistance Program For Persons With Mental Illness Being Released From The Metropolitan Detention Center (Benton, Winter)
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SUPPORTING A PROJECT WITH BERNALILLO COUNTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING A HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS BEING RELEASED FROM THE METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER.
WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted M-14-5 affirming the seriousness of the mental health crisis within the State of New Mexico and Bernalillo County; and
WHEREAS, a 2006 Bureau of Justice Statistics report estimated that 64% of persons who were incarcerated had a mental health problem; and
WHEREAS, there are approximately 970 individuals on the Psych Services Unit caseload at the Metropolitan Detention Center; and
WHEREAS, several studies have shown that mental illness among incarcerated persons is associated with higher incidences of homelessness and that these individuals have mental health and substance abuse issues at 10% - 22% higher rates than incarcerated persons without prior homelessness; and
WHEREAS, persons incarcerated at the Metropolitan Detention Center receive physical and mental health care but upon release these services often are no longer available; and
WHEREAS, the County of Bernalillo is desirous of collaborating with the City of Albuquerque in providing housing, behavioral health and social services to persons with mental illness upon release from the Metropolitan Detention Center; and
WHEREAS, the City is committed to participating with the County in providing critically needed services to those persons being released from the Metropolitan Detention Center; and
WHEREAS, the City has significant experience in...

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