The Athens-Hocking-Vinton Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services “317” Board wrapped up its 21st annual Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training on Friday, November 18. CIT aims to improve interactions between law enforcement and community members who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The training also helps first responders better work with individuals with developmental disabilities and features a module on officer self-care and wellness.
This year’s training graduated 25 first responders from the following agencies:
Amesville Police Department
Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare
Athens City Police Department
Athens County EMS
Hocking County EMS
Hocking County Sheriff’s Office
Nelsonville Police Department
Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail
Vinton County Sheriff’s Office
The 317 Board extends a thank-you to all the individuals who volunteered time to make this year’s training possible.