New Mental Health Program Proposed for El Paso Sheriff’s Officers to Support their Well-Being

Vote on Mental Health Program for Sheriff’s Office by El Paso County Commissioners

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

If approved, the program will be in effect from March 2024 through March 2025. This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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