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St. Albans approves funding for 2nd police crisis worker

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Posted: Mar 14, 2022| Categories: Uncategorized

St. Albans approves funding for 2nd police crisis worker

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ST. ALBANS — Voters approved funding for a second mental health crisis worker in the St. Albans Police Department Tuesday. 

James Hughes, the Franklin County state’s attorney, also voted at City Hall and said he supported hiring a second mental health clinician for the police department.

The agency currently works with Sam Weber, a Northwestern Counseling and Support Services clinician. Her position is funded through that organization, not the city.

St. Albans officials and residents who advise the city’s police department say Weber’s position has been a success, and now they want another person to take on the work. Voters approved $100,000 for the position.

“I think it’s an idea whose time has certainly come,” Hughes said.

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