Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw wants to fill a void in the mental health system that looks more and more dangerous every day. Mentally ill people who act out violently usually attract quick attention from police, but by then it’s often too late. How, Sheriff Bradshaw asked, can law enforcement prevent that violence before it happens?
His answer – creation of proactive crisis teams – is still not fully formed and not ready for the major financial investment he has requested. But it is a promising proposal.
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