Thursday, November 18, 2021

Social worker program under way

The Canton Township Police Department embedded social worker pilot program, a partnership with Hegira Health, is already under way.

Social worker Renee Glass, LMSW, BCTP, is working with officers to assist citizens in need of counseling, referrals and resources related to a variety of issues such as criminal violence, geriatric issues, mental health concerns, addiction, homeless and indigent assistance. The program supplements the efforts of the 18 Canton Township officers who are trained in crisis response and intervention through the Detroit-Wayne Integrated Health Network, to assist with mental health response and to reduce the stigma of mental health issues and the need for further involvement with the criminal justice system.