On October 14, 2020, the Nevada County, California, Sheriff’s Office launched a pilot mobile crisis team through a collaborative effort with Nevada County Behavioral Health. During the one-year pilot, the team, staffed by one deputy sheriff and one therapist, will respond to calls related to mental health, substance abuse, or homelessness. The team will act to de-escalate critical incidents as well as coordinate referrals to services to the local hospital Crisis Stabilization Unit, HOME Team, and Nevada County Behavioral Health. The county anticipates that the team will help reduce arrest and incarceration rates of people in behavioral . . .