Nearly all of the state police barracks in Vermont now have an embedded mental health crisis worker

Nearly all of the state police barracks in Vermont now have an embedded mental health crisis worker. The Burlington Free Press reports that the Vermont Department of Public Safety has hired mental health workers for nine of its 10 barracks, who ride in cruisers with troopers and interact with the public alone while the trooper stays in the car when it’s safe to do so. Mourning Fox, who oversees the program, said he did not know of any other statewide agencies in the U.S. that have built a partnership like this between police and mental health services.

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