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My name is Cathy Horey and I was one of the original creators of the CIT training and Crisis Triage Center. In 1996 this system work for both individuals with mental illness and police. We felt it was the right direction in creating a system that would respond to thoses who needed services as well as thoses who were impacted by the crisis.
I worked in Multnomah County long enough to watch the system become compromised as funding was diverted to a more managed care insurance system. The up and donw fudning stream for those in need of services impacts the entire community. The individual experienciuing symptoms, the loved trying to help and those who are on the front lines whether it be social workers, ER or polce.
The stabilization of funding is key to providing servics at all levels and there will be no change until funding is stabilized.
Thanks for your time CAthy
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