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Dallas Deflects

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774


 
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Breaking the cycle of recidivism for people with mental Illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

DALLAS DEFLECTS IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ARRESTING INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS WHO HAVE COMMITTED CERTAIN LOW-LEVEL, NON-VIOLENT MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES.

The goals are to:

  • Keep individuals charged with certain low-level, non-violent misdemeanor offenses from entering the criminal justice system.
  • Reduce costs associated with repeatedly jailing individuals suffering from mental illness.
  • Reduce the number of psychiatric emergency visits.

SERVICES

  • 24-48 hour observation and short-term crisis respite beds.
  • Integrated care and individual treatment plans to assist with stabilization.
  • Comprehensive Discharge Plan with Case Management.
  • A warm handoff to the appropriate level of care, i.e., detox, transitional housing.

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