Erica Woodin, Catherine Costigan: Assertive Community Treatment

Two more city police officers OK’d for social-behaviour team

Following the report conducted by Catherine Costigan and Erica Woodin, members of UVic's Psychology department, on the integration of police officers into Victoria's Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, the municipality has approved further funding for additional police officers to join the initiative. ACT teams are made up of outreach workers, social workers, psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists and addiction specialists, who work together to support clients who live with substance use and mental illness.  TC  UVic News