Craighead County breaks ground on Crisis Stabilization Unit
CSU to located near Craighead County Jail
By Katie Woodall
KAIT 8 News
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - It is a project that has been years in the making, but Friday was the official groundbreaking of the Crisis Stabilization Unit.
The new facility will be right next to the Craighead County Jail, and Mid-South Health Systems will operate it.
Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd has been working on this project from the beginning.
He said the facility will allow officers to help individuals with mental illnesses by offering them treatment rather than incarcerating them.
“To be here standing here today knowing that construction is about to start is very exciting and you know, fortunately, we’re going to be able to give services to families and people that deserve the treatment that we’re going to try to have at this facility,” said Boyd.
Officers trained in crisis stabilization will be able to determine whether a person is dealing with a mental health situation.
Those individuals would go to the Crisis Stabilization Unit for treatment. READ MORE.