County Supes Pass Lawson-Remer, Desmond, & Martinez Blue Envelope Program Proposal

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SAN DIEGO (September 26, 2023) – Today the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted in support of a policy introduced by Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer, Jim Desmond, and Sheriff Kelly Martinez to train and provide informational materials using the Blue Envelope Program to County law enforcement, first responders, and other partners on best practices for engaging with individuals with cognitive differences. 

“Keeping neurodivergent individuals safe is very, very personal to me, especially as a parent; and now that through the Blue Envelope Program, our Sheriff Deputies and first responders are going to be trained on the best practices for interacting with people like my daughter, this is an important step toward creating a safer, more inclusive San Diego County,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer, Vice Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. “I appreciate Sheriff Martinez and Supervisor Desmond for their partnership, and my colleagues for supporting this very meaningful policy.”

Today’s action will build on Supervisor Lawson-Remer’s June 14, initiative to open doors and provide autonomy and dignity for neurodivergent San Diegans. County teams because of her policy are now being trained and equipped to manage and hire people with cognitive differences. Learn more by clicking here

To read the entire Blue Envelope policy, click here.