Diana Minott is the Police Outreach Social Worker serving the Kittery, Eliot, and York (KEY) Police Departments in the State of Maine. Diana’s position is provided through a partnership between the local York County Community Action Corporation and the three Police Departments that she serves. The community outreach model that Diana has been creating alongside the Police Departments is one that combines multiple police agencies, which is a systems approach that is unique for the State of Maine.
Diana graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2010 with a Bachelor’s in Social Work. Diana held an internship as a Victim Witness Advocate at the Maine Attorney General’s Office, and she has an extensive history working within the field of child safety for the Alternative Response Program through the Maine Office of Child and Family Services. Diana has served as a Certified Family Mediator using the Transformative Model, and she also is trained in Motivational Interviewing. Diana has held positions as an adult case manager, child case manager, and also held various positions within both residential and community-based support services. Diana is driven by her passion and curiosity to continuously learn and expand upon her knowledge in order to enhance community collectiveness while utilizing evidence-based practices to aid in creating sustainable change. Diana believes that together we are stronger in moving hope forward and hopes to seek out answers to the larger system approaches that we use in order for us to all to best serve our communities at an individual level.
Breakout #3: Small Towns- Big Collaborations
Municipalities that are small in size and funding do not have to be excluded from progressive changes in response to mental health crises in our communities. An all-or-nothing approach is not the answer. We will take you through our journey, which was sparked by attending this conference in 2021, to examine how three neighboring municipalities […]