<p>Mary Alice Reporting:

(Tuesday, February 13th) New Philadelphia, Ohio – For the first time, a prosecutor from the City of New Philadelphia attended Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).

Law Director Marvin Fete says that the 440-hour training is essential for prosecutors since they consistently work closely with law enforcement.

“It’s going to assist them in helping to be able to recognize and deal with those situations. There’s also a huge safety component for the person, to be able to better get them help and assistance they need.”

CIT targets on how to deal with individuals struggling with mental health issues.

Fete notes the training helps attorneys to potentially mitigate circumstances.

“To make sure they’re getting the help that’s necessary when their case comes up or it might even diffuse it to the point where you don’t need to actually result in charges.

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office hosted CIT last week.

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