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Letters to the Editor

Positive training

July 18, 2011

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To the editor:

It is truly exciting to hear that the nationally acclaimed Crisis Intervention Team training is being brought to Lawrence. Police Chief Tarik Khatib made a brilliant decision to bring organizations and individuals in Lawrence together to make this training possible. First responders will now be better equipped and able to deal with people who are facing personal crisis situations and those with mental health issues in a more effective manner.

An already awesome police department is headed in a very favorable direction under its new leadership. Thank you to the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Kansas for all their efforts in bringing CIT to Kansas and to Recovery and Hope Network for making that very helpful suggestion.

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SWJayhawk13 2 years, 8 months ago

The last sentence is backwards. Recovery and Hope Network was responsible for bringing the issue up with Chief Khatib during his interactive chat on the LJworld.com, and has been in contact with him since then. NAMI only became involved recently, although NAMI had (unsuccessfully) brought the issue up back in 2009 under former chief Ron Olin.

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Peter Macfarlane 2 years, 9 months ago

Perhaps they start with the legislature and the Governor's office.

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