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Pulaski County identifies site, medical provider for mental health crisis center


The 16-bed unit will occupy the Pulaski County District Court building at 3001 W. Roosevelt Road.


By Emma Pettit
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

After minor fits and starts, Pulaski County firmed up a location and medical service provider for its mental health crisis stabilization center, a county administrator said Tuesday.

When operational, the center will treat adults who encounter a trained police officer or sheriff's deputy while in the throes of a mental health crisis.

The 16-bed unit will occupy the Pulaski County District Court building at 3001 W. Roosevelt Road, Justin Blagg told the county's criminal justice coordinating committee. Blagg is the director of Quorum Court services.

The Roosevelt building is home to the district court, juvenile court and the juvenile jail. Part of the jail will be redesigned to house the crisis stabilization unit, a Pulaski County spokesman said in an email.

Coordinating committee members -- including Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner and Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay -- meet once a month to discuss solutions to ongoing problems in the criminal justice system. Read more.

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