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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office applies for grant to support deputies’ mental health

Update: The County Commissioners discussed and approved the grant. This has allowed the Sheriff's Office to apply for the grant.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — El Paso Sheriff’s office is set to present a service agreement to Commissioners Court for the approval of a mental health program for officers.

This agenda item was submitted by Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, aiming to provide essential individual and group therapy sessions to peace officers and deputies.

The program is in collaboration with Family Endeavors, Inc., it will offer specialized treatments, including animal therapy and art therapy, to support the mental well-being of Sheriff's Office personnel. Funding for the initiative is drawn from a grant award, according to the agenda item documents. 

If approved, the program will run from March 2024, through March 2025.

This is a developing story, check back for updates. 

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