Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Agency being nominated

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

What organization / program will receive the award funds

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Tell us about how this agency has made an impact in the community. Has this agency been working on a specific community project- or have goals to complete one? Please be detailed.

Through the Reach Out program, Sheriff Rhodes and the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office have dramatically reduced recidivism and improved public safety in Yavapai County by solving some of the root causes of crime in the community. By screening for social determinants of health at booking, the Sheriff's Office identifies inmates whose criminal behavior was influenced by homelessness, mental health crises, drug addiction, and other issues, and diverts them away from court and prison to social services and treatment providers. As a result, Reach Out participants are able to get back on their feet and contribute to their community instead of commiting additional crimes and ending up back in prison.