Tag Archives: Working Group on New Directions for Public Safety & Positive Community Change

Dallas County Commissioners Court awards three New Directions in Public Safety Grants

Yesterday, the Dallas County Commissioners Court approved of three New Directions in Public Safety Grant Program awards totaling $3 million. The City of DeSoto was awarded $1,893,654, the City of Rowlett received $206,346 and southeast Dallas County cities were awarded $900,000 in funds to support these cities’ efforts to implement strategies to reduce police intervention in certain mental health, substance abuse and homeless

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Dallas County solicits applications for New Directions in Public Safety Grant Program

This week, Dallas County opened an online portal through which Dallas County cities and groups of cities may submit applications for grant funding to support their implementation of alternative response models aimed at reducing police intervention during 911 calls in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and homelessness. This New Directions in Public Safety Grant Program is one initiative launched as part of

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Funding approved for Dallas County’s five New Directions for Public Safety & Positive Community Change Initiatives

Today, the Dallas County Commissioners Court unanimously approved of County Administrator Darryl Martin’s request for $5 million in funding to support Dallas County’s proposed New Directions for Public Safety & Positive Community Change Initiatives: 1. Complete the Deflection Center at Homeward Bound ($1 million). Modeled after the Ed Emmett Center in Harris County, this is a proposed partnership with the North Texas Behavioral

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Dallas County establishes Working Group on New Directions for Public Safety & Positive Community Change

On May 30, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins requested a meeting with local faith leaders, representatives from a variety of community organizations, Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax and others to discuss what could be done in Dallas County to address citizens’ heightened concerns about police brutality and equality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Following

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