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Co-Responder Crisis Stabilization Team consisting of law enforcement officers and licensed mental health professionals to stabilize crises involving substance use and mental health concerns.

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,314,350)

Purpose of the Project: Protect Henderson: Engage, Respond, Recover (PHERR) is a co-responder crisis stabilization team to be established by the City of Henderson, which will integrate law enforcement with mental health professionals to respond to crises that involve substance use and/or mental health concerns. The project will improve de-escalation, officer and citizen safety, and partnerships with behavioral health services so individuals get the care they need to stabilize in their community and avoid injuries, unnecessary arrests or involuntary hospitalizations, and future crises.


Primary Activities: At crisis sites, PHERR will conduct crisis counseling, assessment, safety planning, psychoeducation, and referrals or transport to behavioral health services that will further stabilize the crisis and support the individual’s and family’s recovery. The project will offer follow-up, rapport building, and case management, especially in hot spots of concentration of overdose events and high 911 calls involving behavioral health crises.


Expected Outcomes: PHERR will serve 1,125 in year one and 1,500 persons each year in years two and three (total 4,125 over three years), impacting at least 3,750 in year one and 5,000 persons per year in years two and three (total 13,750 over three years) including family, neighbors, friends, etc. who will benefit when crises are resolved in the best interests of all involved. PHERR will result in 25% less arrests, 25% less ED transports, and a 25% drop in repeated law enforcement calls involving a behavioral health issue. Also, 1,000 persons will reduce substance use and improve their mental health each year.


Service Area: Henderson city limits.


Intended Beneficiaries: Individuals in crises involving substance use and/or psychological distress referred via 911 calls.


Category 1B Planned Activities/Allowable Uses

Percent of Budget

Law enforcement/first responder deflection/diversion


Real-time data collection


Naloxone for law enforcement and first responders

Not in budget; paid by city

Pre-booking or post-booking treatment alternative-to-incarceration programs

Not in budget; referrals to partners

Court programming to prioritize and expedite treatment and recovery services for individuals at high risk for overdose and children/families

Not in budget; referrals to partners

Evidence-based substance use disorder treatment related to opioids, stimulants, and other illicit drugs, such as MAT, as well as harm reduction activities and recovery support services

Not in budget; referrals to  partners

Transitional or recovery housing and peer recovery support services

Not in budget; referrals to partners

Date Created: September 28, 2022