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4 Arkansas counties to receive funding for Crisis Stabilization Units


Each of the four counties that applied to open Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) will receive up to $1.6 million from the state to operate a sixteen-bed CSU facility.


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Each of the four counties that applied to open Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) will receive up to $1.6 million from the state to operate a sixteen-bed CSU facility, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today. Those counties include Craighead, Pulaski, Sebastian and Washington.

The governor’s letter to the newly formed Interagency Criminal Justice Commission announcing the awards can be found HERE.

Act 423, which established the CSU pilot program, was a major part of Governor Hutchinson’s 2017 legislative agenda and received strong bipartisan support in both houses of the legislature. Governor Hutchinson signed it into law on March 8, 2017.

“The original plan was to select three counties, but we received four stellar applications, and so I decided to award funding to all four,” the governor said. “Each of the four counties’ submissions went above and beyond the parameters laid out in the application process, with substantial support from local leadership and the community.”

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