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New Crisis intervention response team 09/16/2021

Published September 17, 2021

The Redding Police Department and Shasta County Health and Human Services have teamed up to create the Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT).

This team of two officers and one mental health professional aim to help people going through a mental health crisis by assisting them in finding help and resources.

The CIRT began operating last Monday and has already worked on 24 calls to 911, including two follow-up calls.

Most of these calls would otherwise be dealt with by a police officer, but now they are being dealt with by mental health professionals like mental health clinician Nichole Brandon.

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