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Pinellas County Intercept Unit

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $200,000)

The Public Defender's Office, 6th Judicial Circuit, is the primary navigator of behavioral health, medical services and assistance with supporting independence for those transiting from incarceration and overcoming homelessness in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Providing basic individual needs and fostering self-reliance has proven to reduce recidivism and create a safer community. We work with multiple agencies to accomplish these goals but due to the reduction in community behavioral health funding and services, we are asking for your assistance in supporting some of our current initiatives that have demonstrated success in our community.

Date Created: September 6, 2022