CIT Awards Banquet 2019

  

 

4th Annual Law Enforcement Recognition Banquet

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Senator Inn, Augusta Maine

 

NAMI Maine's 4th Annual Mental Health & Law Enforcement Recognition Banquet is an opportunity to honor the partnership of mental health and law enforcement professionals. Please join us as we recognize members of law enforcement and celebrate their commitment to the communities they serve!

  

 

Price of Admission:

$25 per person or $45 per couple

(ticket price includes dinner, networking opportunities, and an awards ceremony)

 

 

Agenda

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Registration & Networking

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Guest Speaker, Sam Cochran

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Guest Speaker:

Major Sam Cochran

 

 

In 1988, Memphis introduced the first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), developed by Sam Cochran, as a result of community outcries from local NAMI members. NAMI voices challenged obvious unsuccessful mental illness crisis responses: “Can’t we (community) do better?” After a 1987 law enforcement shooting event the Memphis community followed leadership to develop, expand, and implement a new beginning: CIT partnerships voyaging a community exploration. NAMI persisted in steering pathways that were uncompromising – mental illness is a brain illness and respect and dignity are necessary components within hope and recovery. From this “heart” CIT breathed a unique identity – CIT is more than just training. The CIT foundational pillars supported principles of human dignity, understanding, kindness, hope and dedication. Processing and understanding CIT requires visions beyond traditional limitations that suggest “more” of the same will somehow illuminate a new awakening – not so, says those who see and understand the vision of CIT as a new heart – a “specialist” response.

  

 

 

Awardees:

 

Lanee Barnes Law Enforcement Leadership Award:

Chief Jared Mills

Augusta Police Department

 

Lifetime Law Enforcement Partner Award:

 Chief Ed Googins

South Portland Police Department

 

Law Enforcement Innovative Partner Agency Award

Kennebunk Police Department

Recovery Coaching

  

Mental Health Leadership Award:

Danielle Parent, LCSW

Sweetser

 

Lifetime Mental Health Partner Award:

Dalene Sinskie, LCSW

 

Mental Health Innovation Award:

Community Health and Counseling Service

Behavioral Health Services in Penobscot County Jail

  

Officer Wellness Awards:

Brian MacMaster

 

Citizen Partner Awards:

Colonel Pooler

  

CIT in Action Awards:

 Awaiting nominees