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Statement from State Sen. Michael Crider

Contact: Lindsey Ross, Senior Press Secretary

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2019) — “As a former member of local law enforcement, protecting Hoosiers, especially our children, is one of my top priorities. In light of some of the violent acts our state has seen recently, I drafted two measures this session that would take a preventative approach toward violence by helping those struggling with mental health issues.

Senate Bill 266 would create a dedicated state grant program to pay for school corporations, charter schools and nonpublic schools to implement school-based mental health and substance abuse services. Additionally, Senate Bill 359 would require the Division of Mental Health and Addiction to establish a standard format for individualized mental health safety plans.

“I am pleased both bills passed the Senate, and I look forward to continuing to work on this legislation with my colleagues in the House of Representatives in the coming weeks.”


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