About Project Lifesaver
Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C)(3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, and caregivers with a program designed to protect, and when necessary, quickly locatte individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. The organization was founded in 1999 in Chesapeake, VA.
Deputy Fred Lerma and clinician partnerMichael Hawkins talk with a citizen with behavioral health problems.
Calls For Service
CIRT responded to 4430 calls for service
CIRT conducted 1209 evaluations/assessments on individuals
CIRT diverted 242 individuals from jail into mental health treatment