How to Get HWC started in my County

To ensure commitment to Handle With Care within your county there should be a 90 minute community stakeholder meeting. The Jackson County HWC Team can assist you with putting the stakeholder list together and providing a sample invite. Participants will include:


SCHOOLS

  • The County School Superintendent or designee
  • The principle or vice-principle from every school in your county
  • The nurse, counselor or attendance director from every school in your county

LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • A representative from the State Police
  • The Sheriff or designee
  • A representative from all the municipalities
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • A representative from probation
  • Dispatch (911)

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Representatives from the local mental health provider(s)

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

  • The CPS supervisor
  • The MDHHS local office director or designee

OTHERS TO INCLUDE

  • Circuit Court Judges, Family Court Judges and Referees
  • EMS
  • Local civic organizations such as Lions and Kiwanis Clubs
  • News organizations