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TODAY IS Tuesday January 23rd
President Trump Signs Donnelly, Young Bill to Improve Mental Health Services for Law Enforcement
Thursday Jan 11, 2018 5:31am
Washington, DC

By: Sheila McCrea

A bipartisan bill will help law enforcement agencies establish or enhance mental health services for their officers.

On Thursday, President Trump signed into law U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young’s Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act. Donnelly and Young introduced the bill in the Senate in early April and it passed unanimously in May. U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the companion bill in the House of Representatives in late April, and it passed the House in November and cleared the Senate on December 21.

Donnelly said, “Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to serve and protect our communities, and it’s important we ensure they have access to mental health services. I’m proud President Trump has signed our bipartisan legislation into law because it will provide tools for law enforcement agencies to help support the mental health and wellness of these brave men and women.”

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