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Mental Health Crisis Public Awareness Campaign Event

April 20, 2022

On Wednesday, April 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is launching a public awareness campaign that brings into focus the Mental Health Crisis that impacts all communities and the first responders who serve them. Join us as we view an abridged version of the Emmy Award Winning HBO Film, Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops and engage in a candid conversation with subject matter experts who will share trends and insights from the national, statewide, regional and local levels.
Panelists include Ernie Stevens, Film Subject; Tom von Hemert, CIT; Dr. Hezedean Smith, Chief of Charlottesville Fire Department; Nicholas Wright, LPC, LSATP; Lindsay LePage, PhD Candidate; and Domenick Bailey, UVA Fourth Year Student.
There is an opportunity to attend either in person or via zoom. The venue is the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th Street Northwest. When registering there will be the option to attend in person or via zoom.
Food will be provided by the Charlottesville Police Foundation and the Albemarle County Police Foundation.

This registration is free to the community and registration can be obtained here:

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I want to thank you and the other individuals who organized [the Appreciation Dinner]. Often, the men and women who serve this community fail to receive the recognition and praise they so well deserve. They are local heroes and should be reminded that their service to this community is appreciated by the individuals they protect and serve.

—Family Member of CPD Officer