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El Paso County Commissioners Set to Decide on Sheriff’s Office Mental Health Program Vote

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles has proposed a mental health program for officers at the El Paso Sheriff’s office. The program, which is set to be presented to Commissioners Court for approval, aims to offer individual and group therapy sessions to peace officers and deputies. This initiative is a collaboration with Family Endeavors, Inc., and will provide specialized treatments such as animal therapy and art therapy to support the mental well-being of Sheriff’s Office personnel. Funding for this initiative comes from a grant award, as stated in the agenda item documents.

If approved, the program will be in operation from March 2024 through March 2025. This marks a significant step towards prioritizing the mental health of law enforcement officers in El Paso. It is essential to provide support and resources to those who serve and protect the community on a daily basis.

This is a developing story, so stay tuned for updates on the progress of this mental health program for law enforcement in El Paso. KVIA ABC 7 is dedicated to fostering civil and constructive conversations, so please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can refer to our Community Guidelines for more information. If you have a story idea to share, you can submit it through the provided link. Your input and engagement are valued as we work together to create a safer and healthier community.

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