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‘Groundbreaking initiative’: 7 Lake County police departments partner together to have social workers respond to mental health calls

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced a new pilot program with six other police departments in Lake County that will pair social workers with officers when responding to mental-health calls. The Gurnee Police Department, Lake Forest Police Department, Libertyville Police Department, Lincolnshire Police Department, Mundelein Police Department, Vernon Hills Police Department and the Lake County […]

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‘Groundbreaking program’: McHenry County creates countywide police social worker program

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with local police departments to have social workers respond alongside officers to certain calls involving mental health crises. Officials called it a “groundbreaking program,” which was developed in cooperation with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the McHenry County Board, and the McHenry County Mental Health Board. It will […]