Archive for January 2018

City Council Approves BEP House Request

The Brookings City County approved $7,000 for BEP House, the transitional housing project that Brookings Empowerment Project has been working on. Read more about BEP House in this story that ran in The Brookings Register.

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Severe Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

For the past five years, South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (SDADP) has presented bills before the South Dakota Legislature to abolish the death penalty in South Dakota. Each year our effort failed in committee to even get the bill to the floor for debate. In 2017 we took a different approach. Following…

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BEP Advocating for Needed Change

East Central Behavior Health in Brookings finished towards the bottom of ranked community mental health centers in South Dakota, based on the number of clients served and the cost per client. Both category rankings reveal what most members of our community experience: few services and poor quality of those services. Attached is the information I…

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