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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 5:49 p.m.

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Sheriff's Office releases video on Crisis Intervention Training -- the team effort to help law-enforcement have positive encounters with those struggling with behavioral-health issues

There's a new video on our YouTube channel: 'Crisis Intervention: Mental Health (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)'

Last year, deputies responded to over 400 mental-health related calls, and about 30 percent of offenders booked at our Jail suffer from some sort of mental illness. This video explores Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) -- a mandatory program that teaches law-enforcement personnel the safest and most constructive way to develop rapport with people suffering from mental-health issues. It also embeds on calls with deputies, behavioral-health professionals, and the team at Clackamas County Behavioral Health's Centerstone Urgent Mental Health Walk-In Clinic.

Since February 2005, the Sheriff's Office has collaborated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and local mental-health agencies to build its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program. This video presents interviews with people working to help law-enforcement have positive encounters with those struggling with mental-health issues.

You can find more background on Crisis Intervention Training at the Sheriff's Office here and here.


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