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Partnerships are Key Between Jail and Mental Health Community

Posted on: August 31, 2017 10:00 am

Partnerships are crucial when it comes to dealing with mental health issues among inmates at the County Jail, said Administrator Joe Palmer.

“I don’t know how we could operate now without our wonderful partners,” he said.

Those partners include the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board, whose levy funds the Mobile Crisis Team. Renae Butcher, a social worker from Mobile Crisis, is now working full time at the jail, helping to assess inmates who appear to be dealing with a mental illness.  More