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Crisis Intervention Training (CIT): an essential component of the public safety community

In Law Enforcement, Updates by Beth

Crisis Intervention Training established the desire and need of law enforcement officers to improve their response when dealing with mentally ill persons in crisis. It was developed as a result of an incident that occurred in Memphis, Tennessee in September 1987. Police responded to a 911 call that involved a man with a history of mental illness who was cutting …

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2020 July: COVID-19 in a correctional facility | A second wave?

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We are nearly reaching the end of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. This is now a world in which handshakes are intrusive, remote work has become a standard and face masks have risen as an essential part of our wardrobe. It is no surprise that as the American landscape has morphed, correctional …

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To test or not to test: that is the question

In Updates by Beth

  It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly impacted the world resulting in numerous infections and fatalities. In correctional facilities, the situation seems to be even more dire, as inmates are unable to maintain social distance and live in very close quarters. So one might think – “simple, let’s just test everyone – staff and inmates – …

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