Executive Director Houston Recovery Center, United States
Sobering centers provide an alternative to arrest for non-violent incidents of public intoxication. This session will present the collaborative work of police and mental health practitioners through sobering centers in two cities. Panelists will share the unique challenges they’ve faced in implementing sobering centers, as well as their successes, providing operational examples. Data on the centers’ effects on criminal justice outcomes such as recidivism and financial cost will also be presented.