Improved Psychiatric Crisis Response

There will now be two new part-time psychiatric crisis intervention-specific positions at the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Jail thanks to a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). The DoJ has agreed to pay Rockingham county $250,000 for the first 18 months’ salary and expenses of a law enforcement officer with specialized training in mental health crises and a Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board mental health technician. These new staff will work weekdays, filling the gap until the CIT Psychiatric Assessment Center at RMH opens at 4pm.

Add Comment

Required fields are marked *. Your email address will not be published.