In an effort to respond to social and mental health needs of local residents, the Kittery, Eliot, and York Police Departments have partnered with York County Community Action Corporation to establish a new Community Outreach Liaison position. We are pleased to announce that Diana Minott will fill that role.
As the Community Outreach Liaison, Diana will assist the Police Departments in addressing matters that may be more effectively addressed by other community resources. Diana has an extensive history working within the social services field, and also brings with her an understanding of law enforcement work.
Diana received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. Her professional history includes an internship with the Attorney General’s Office as a Victim Witness Advocate. She served as a Certified Mediator for the Family Mediation Program, has worked as a child safety assessment worker through the Alternative Response Program, and has many years of case management experience serving adults and children. Diana has extensive working collaborations with various providers and agencies within the community, which will help aid her ability to address the needs of the residents referred to her.
When Diana receives a referral from one of the participating police departments, she will assess and prioritize the identified needs with the resident. She will then connect the resident to appropriate health, financial and social safety support resources, and conduct follow-up as needed.
We’re excited to launch the new job within Economic Opportunity, and very happy to have Diana join our team. Welcome aboard!