Wis. Assembly OKs money for mental health teams

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would create grants for police and prison guards to form mental health intervention teams.

The bill would lay out $250,000 in grants every two years to train police and correctional officer crisis teams that could deal with mentally ill people or inmates.

The measure comes out of a series of recommendations from a mental health task force Assembly Speaker Robin Vos appointed.

The Assembly passed the bill 94-0 on Tuesday. It goes next to the state Senate.

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