Ark. PD gets grant to help serve residents suffering from addiction, mental health
The grant will help officers de-escalate critical situations and help individuals suffering from substance abuse get into an appropriate treatment program
By 5NEWS Web Staff
FORT SMITH, Ark. — The Fort Smith Police Department's (FSPD) Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) has been awarded a Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program grant to help serve those in Fort Smith who suffer from addiction and mental health crises.
Funding from this grant has now secured on-site services from two local nonprofits, the Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center (WACG) and Harbor House, Inc.
WACG will help police officers de-escalate critical situations, help individuals suffering from substance abuse get into an appropriate treatment program and provide a Qualified Behavioral Health Provider to assist individuals with substance abuse, domestic abuse crises and mental health issues.