Policy UpdatesTexas House Committee on County Affairs

Texas House Committee on County Affairs

SUMMARY – In August 2018, during the 85th Legislative Interim, the House Committee on County Affairs met to hear invited and public testimony. B.J. Wagner, Senior Director of Smart Justice, was invited testimony and presented to the committee on MMHPI’s role in Rapid Integrated Group Healthcare Team (RIGHT Care).

2 weeks

amount of FTE time from 61 calls that Dallas Police effectively regained

41%

interactions in the first 120 days of implementation that resulted in linkages to care

MMHPI’s Senior Director of Smart Justice B.J. Wagner provided testimony to the joint committees during which time she provided an overview of the RIGHT Care program and preliminary analysis on call data provided by the Dallas Police Department, Parkland Hospital, and Dallas Fire-Rescue of the first 120 days of deployment.