Kaufman County

A Mental Health Officer position was added to Kaufman County's 2019-2020 budget, during a special commissioners court meeting held Sept. 2.

 “We have created a new and permanent position for Mental Health Officer,” said public information officer Jolie Stewart, “In addition to the creation of the new program, which is based on our existing policies, the Mental Health Officer will be a liaison between the courts and local mental health providers.” 

“I feel like we are moving in the right direction, as far as getting a better grip on managing our mental health care that we provide people, and I appreciate that,” said County Judge Hal Richards, who added: “ I think Sheriff Beavers has a great plan.”


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