Captain Scott Clouatre to be given 2019 Frank Silfies Award

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RANDOLPH — Team Two recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Team Two Frank Silfies, Sr. Award.

The award is traditionally presented to a law enforcement officer and a mental health crisis clinician who exemplify collaborative response to mental health crises.

This year, Captain Scott Clouatre of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be honored with the 2019 Frank Silfies, Sr. Award.

Captain Clouatre was nominated by Kristen Briggs, the adult care coordinator at the Clara Martin Center.

“Scott thinks outside of the box and sees individual people as unique with different needs; he uses different approaches of support in the community,” Briggs wrote. “Scott is able to meet individuals where they are at while maintaining the structure and integrity of his role and the larger role of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He is able to build relationships with the people around him that fosters mutual respect and understanding as well as promotes collaboration and strengthening of skill sets.”

Team Two is a statewide training curriculum where law enforcement, police dispatchers and mental health crisis workers train together to strengthen collaboration when responding to mental health crises.

The Frank Silfies, Sr. Award was created in memory of Frank Silfies, the former Emergency Services Director at Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) and a valuable member of the original Team Two Steering Committee.

This award honors Frank’s commitment to first responders working collaboratively to find the safest, best outcome for people experiencing a mental health crisis.