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How to implement a mental wellness program in corrections

Emotional trauma can catch up to correctional officers, which can lead to problems at home and other self-destructive behaviors


Sheriff Dan Starry and Sgt. Tim Harris of the Washington County (Minnesota) Sheriff’s Office spearheaded a mental health initiative at their agency that includes peer support, health and wellness events, and classroom training. In the video below, they discuss not only the need for such programs but also tips for other agencies looking to start similar initiatives.

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