A Senate bill that is “attached” to the vital first-quarter 2021 budget bill would study stationing mental health workers among Vermont State Police.
Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, and Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Sears, D-Bennington, introduced the last-minute amendment to H.961, in the wake of protests related to recent killings of Black people by law enforcement across the country. The amendment mandates that the commissioners of the departments of public safety and mental health come back to the Legislature in August with a plan on how to partner mental health clinicians, either from a designated agency or from a contracted entity, with every state police barracks in Vermont.."
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