Alamogordo One of Four Pilot Sites for Crisis Intervention Training

City of Alamogordo The Alamogordo Police Department (APD) is one of four pilot sites nation-wide, that was recently awarded a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to establish a Crisis Intervention Training model. This Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) grant is part of BJA’s VALOR program (Preventing Violence Against Law … Continue reading Alamogordo One of Four Pilot Sites for Crisis Intervention Training

New Mexico Mental Health Care

If you think the state’s service are adequate, watch this movie. If you think services are inadequate, watch this movie. Remember, many people who experience mental illness first exhibit problems in youth, just as they are entering their most productive years. Since these illnesses often can be treated effectively, many people living with mental illness … Continue reading New Mexico Mental Health Care

State hospital needed for southern New Mexico

By Pamela Field / For the Sun-News Posted:   07/19/2012 01:00:00 AM MDT Imagine being in a sheriff’s car, handcuffed, driving the backroads through Carrizozo, at record speed with one bathroom break to Las Vegas, New Mexico. At the same time, imagine the possibility of a voice or voices saying,”You’re going to be killed,” or … Continue reading State hospital needed for southern New Mexico