Virtual Crisis Care now available in Roberts County

Technology for Virtual Crisis Care Roberts County Sheriff Barry Hillestad is pictured above with tech equipment that will be used by officers to connect with mental health professionals. The Roberts County Sheriff’s Office is one of eleven Sheriff’s Offices in the state participating in a Virtual Crisis Care pilot program. ~ Courier Photo

By Mimi Larsen Staff Writer

While much of the country debates how to meld mental health expertise with law enforcement for on-scene crises, the Roberts County Sheriff’s office now has the resources to make this happen, in cooperation with Avera eCARE®.

The Roberts County Sheriff’s Office is one of eleven South Dakota sheriff offices participating in the Virtual Crisis Care pilot program, thanks to a $1 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. For more on this story and many more please purchase a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now or puchase a copy of the eedtion