About The Project

In 2023, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) started an initiative through a Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant to expand on the available training and resources for first responder wellness. This included taking a holistic approach to first responder wellness to provide information on the pillars of wellness. These pillars of wellness are:

This initiative has also allowed DCJS to reach all groups of first responders. Law Enforcement has been the primary first responder group to attend training provided by DCJS. Through partnerships with other first responder organizations, these resources and training opportunities have been expanded to include Fire/EMS, 911 Dispatchers and Corrections Officers.

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