SAVANNAH, GA (November 26, 2012) The Crisis Intervention Team coordinator for Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has been named Georgia CIT Coordinator of the Year.
Dorothy Cave was presented the award at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) conference in Sea Island, Ga., in November.
Cave has been working with the Crisis Intervention Team since 2005. CIT is a collaboration of professionals committed to people with mental illness and other brain disorders.
It is sponsored by the NAMI and the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Sheriff’s Association, and Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
Law enforcement officers who are trained in CIT can effectively assist individuals with mental illness and other brain disorders who are in crisis, advancing public safety and reducing the stigma commonly associated with mental illness.
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