10 to Transform
Sign on to our letter to the Board of County Commissioners
We believe that everyone deserves to experience safety, care, and belonging. We’re fighting for a Durham where every community has access to resources that help them feel safe, supported, and cared for—everyday, and especially in times of crisis. When it comes to mental health crisis, Durham residents need ways to access compassionate care and skilled mental health support around the clock.
And yet, in the past fiscal year, the County allocated $37,380,582 to the Sheriff’s department and only $6,336,751 to Mental Health. This year, Durham Beyond Policing and Durham For All are urging the Durham Board of County Commissioners to reallocate a portion of last year’s County spending on policing and jails to mental health and wellbeing. Our 10 to Transform goal is to see the 2021-22 budget reflect 10% of County money budgeted within policing and jails reallocated to strengthen the care work in Mental Health. Read the full text of the letter here.
Join D4A and DBP by signing on to our letter demanding Durham Board of County Commissioners relocate 10% of the Sheriff’s Office budget to fund mental health service for our communities.