Southside Behavioral Health recently hosted its 11th 40-hour core training class for the CIT Program. The participants were made up of local law enforcement, Sheriff’s Offices, Southside Behavioral Health staff, Virginia Park Services, Sentara Hospital Security, and MRRJ (Meherrin River Regional Jail). The Instructors continue to be a combination of Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals who cover topics relative to crisis intervention and assist individuals to access the appropriate care and avoid entry into the prison system. Congratulations to the 11th graduating class! The next class is scheduled for September 11- 15, 2023.
For more information on CIT training you can contact Wanda C. Brock, Clinical Training Coordinator /CIT Coordinator with Southside Behavioral Health at 1-434-572-6916 ext. 1564.
First row: Wanda Brock, CIT Coordinator SBH, Alisha Wright, SBH Director of Clinical Services, CIT Instructor, Debora Palmer, SBH Office Manager, Ayana Tanner, MRRJ, Officer Drew Jenkins, Clarksville Police Department, Deputy Brent Inscore, HCSO, Karen Johnson, Halifax 911 Supervisor, CIT Instructor, Tracy Q. Martin, Halifax Commonwealth Attorney, CIT Instructor.
Second row: Shannon Ringo SHRH, Officer Sarah Dyer, SBPD, Officer Josh Dawson, SBPD, Deputy Whitney White, HCSO, Corporal Neil Clayton, MCSO, Chief Ranger Austin Peightel, DCR, Allyson Collins, SHB Daytime Crisis Supervisor, and Josh Harris, CIT Instructor.