109 W 1st Street
Portales, NM 88130
Roosevelt County is partnering with entities throughout the region to work to address the behavioral health challenges facing communities. The County is taking a multi-pronged approach and actively engaged in the 9th Judicial District Behavioral Health Leadership Council.
Grants and Trainings
Roosevelt County was awarded grant funding through an application with the New Mexico Sentencing Commission to plan and begin developing a Mobile Crisis Response Team concept for the region. We hosted a Behavioral Health Mini Symposium to begin the training and development process by providing free training and CEUs to behavioral/mental health professionals, therapists/counselors, and educators. Mental Health and Crisis Communication Training was provided to helping professionals. This was followed by Basic & Advanced Crisis Intervention classes along with De-Escalation and Calming the Crisis classes.
The next series of training opportunities will focus on first responder peer support in Spring 2024. Each will be limited to 30 participants.
Roosevelt County was awarded funding through an application with the Administrative Offices of the Courts to provide specialized training for law enforcement in response to behavioral health crisis. This funding will also be utilized to explore the development of a prosecution diversion program.