Travis County to launch $23 million project to keep mentally ill from jail

Next month, mentally ill individuals accused of committing minor crimes will be “diverted” to a new 25-bed facility instead of jail cells in Travis County.

By Stephen Simpson, The Texas Tribune
Posted 3/4/24

For years, veteran Texas sheriffs like Travis County’s Sally Hernandez have watched how countless tax dollars are spent to break the endless cycle of taking mentally ill or intoxicated …

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