Clark County Corrections partnering with Columbia River Mental Health Services

Groups to present at 2019 Crisis Intervention Team International Conferenc

VANCOUVER —Sheriff Chuck Atkins recently to announced the Clark County Corrections Branch and partner agency Columbia River Mental Health Services have been selected to present two presentations at the 2019 Crisis Intervention Team International Conference in Seattle, Aug. 26-28.

Presentations entitled “CIT for Corrections: In-Custody Risk Avoidance” and “Medication Assisted Treatment in Clark County Jail” will be paneled by corrections staff and members of partner agencies.

Both presentations highlight coordination with the jail’s Reentry Program.  Started in 2014, the Reentry Program offers a range of in-custody services through community partnerships including Medicaid sign up, housing assessments, chemical dependency assessments, sober supports, peer mentoring, education, employment and more.

CIT International, Inc. is a nonprofit membership organization whose primary purpose is to facilitate understanding, development, and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs throughout the U.S. and worldwide in order to promote and support collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illnesses, their families, and communities and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.  http://www.citinternational.org

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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