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File #: 2125-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/25/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize the Department of Public Safety to accept a grant from Southeast Incorporated in support of the RREACT program; to authorize an appropriation within the Public Safety Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Zach M. Klein
Attachments: 1. Ord 2125-2017 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance accepts a grant from Southeast Incorporated and authorizes an appropriation within the Public Safety Initiatives subfund in support of the RREACT program.

The Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team (RREACT) is a pilot program of The Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County that seeks to address the opioid epidemic in central Ohio. RREACT personnel respond to cases in which medics administer Narcan to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Patients are offered a detoxification and treatment program, as well as other mental and health services, in an effort to avoid repeat incidents.

Due to the success of RREACT, ADAMH is seeking to expand the program through the provision of a grant in the amount of $50,000.00 to Southeast Incorporated. Southeast Incorporated will direct the funding to the city in support of additional personnel resources to dedicate toward RREACT services.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Public Safety Initiatives subfund. The support from Southeast Incorporated will be deposited into the Public Safety Initiatives subfund upon receipt.

Emergency action is requested in order to immediately expand and implement additional RREACT resources in response to the opiate addiction crisis.

Title
To authorize the Department of Public Safety to accept a grant from Southeast Incorporated in support of the RREACT program; to authorize an appropriation within the Public Safety Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the opiate addiction epidemic requires a multimodal approach, including treatment, detoxification, medical, and mental health services; and

WHEREAS, the Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team (RREACT) is a pilot program of The Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County that seeks to address the opioid epidemic in central Ohio; and

WHEREAS, ADAMH now seeks to expand the RREACT program thr...

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