Taste of Diversity at F&CS

The Family & Children’s Services Diversity Committee serve as ambassadors of diversity and cultural competence for F&CS employees. Specifically, the Cultural Competence Committee champions an organizational culture that embraces diversity and embodies the principles of recovery and rights for all. F&CS is valued as a supportive and diversity-friendly work environment. The committee was formed to promote…

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Drug and Mental Health Court gives offenders a second chance

January 2019: Congratulations to all mental health court and drug court graduates! For many, this is a life transformation! Graduation is a tremendous accomplishment as participants had to overcome obstacles of daily responsibilities in addition to strict court and treatment requirements. Mental Health Court bridges two disciplines, criminal law and mental health treatment, in a judicially,…

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Grammy performance by rapper Logic brings more awareness to suicide prevention

Last April, on the day rapper Logic released his song “1-800-273-8255,” calls coming into the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) increased to 4,573 calls, it’s second-highest call volume at the time. Logic’s song is named after the NSPL and the phone number was used with permission. According to John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention…

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