Lt. George Welch was honored by the David Lawrence Center during the Annual Recovery Month Awards Ceremony on Sept. 24.
The DLC recognized Lt. Welch for his involvement in prevention and community outreach. He serves as the Coordinator of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) where he has trained 650 criminal justice professionals how to react appropriately to emergency situations involving mental illness. Lt. Welch’s dedication to the mental health field expands to his posts as an active board member for David Lawrence Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County.
Naples Equestrian Challenge, Drug Free Collier, and Frank Palowitz of the DLC Alumni Association were also honored during the ceremony.