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Leaders discuss future of the Doña Ana County Crisis Triage Center

UPDATE - Members of the Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners responded to questions about what the future may hold for the Crisis Triage Center.

"One of the things we've asked as a commission is we're working on a plan to get a new provider at the CTC," said Commissioner Manuel Sanchez, from District 5.

RI International was the company that was manager of the center, before its closing on January 30th.

ABC-7 spoke with RI International and asked if there will be future collaboration between the company and Doña Ana County over the management of the center in the future.

"So should we come back and deliver services or should it be someone else? The answer could be either. Someone should be able to find. It's very possible. There are reasons unknown to me that local providers stick with local providers and aren't going to send it to this out of state crisis provider," said Paul Galdys, the company's Deputy CEO.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- ABC-7 will be speaking with Doña County Commissioner Manuel Sanchez, one of the commissioners who voted against the proposed funding for the county's Crisis Triage Center.

The Crisis Triage Center shut down earlier this week, and cited a lack of funding.

Sanchez was one of three members of the Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioner who voted against the funding back on January 9th.

The final vote was 3-2, with fellow commissioners Christopher Schaljo-Hernandez and Shannon Reynolds voting no. The two votes for the funding were Susana Chaparro and Diana Murillo.

ABC-7 has also reached out to RI International, the company who managed the center, to ask questions on the communication between the company and county leadership.

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