The New Jersey Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma honored law enforcement professionals at the 2017 Ambassador Awards Ceremony on April 20, 2017. NAMI NJ congratulates those professionals who have provided effective supports, services or programs that reduce the ways in which society stigmatizes people with mental illnesses.
This year, the New Jersey Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma chose to recognize individuals, municipal, county and state agencies and organizations associated with law enforcement, public safety and/or first responders. The Ambassador Award acknowledge those law enforcement professionals who have provided effective support, services or programs that reduce the ways in which society stigmatizes people with mental illnesses.
With nearly 300 people in attendance CIT-NJ Director Retired Chief of Police Edward Dobleman, along with Stephanie Simon, Director of Bridgeway Crisis Intervention Services and Hudson County CIT Coordinator Maureen O’Brien Retired Union County Assistant Prosecutor and Union County CIT Coordinator were part of a three person panel discussion on “Everyday heroes: The power of Law Enforcement,Public Safety, and 1st Responders who combat stigma.”
Congratulations to all 2017 Ambassador Award Winners
Honoring Law Enforcement Professionals
Sean F. Dalton – Gloucester County Prosecutor
Lieutenant Richard E. Cavanaugh – Montclair Police Department
Chief Douglas Scheer – Rockaway Borough Police Department
Stafford Township Police Department
Patrol Officer Jarrod D. Broadway – Burlington Township Police Department
Edward C. Dobleman, Director, State CIT-NJ Center for Excellence
“Honorable Mention Recognitions”
Michael Allora – Deputy Fire Chief, Clifton NJ Fire Department
Andrew Carey – Middlesex County Prosecutor
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