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Smith garners 2015 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award

School of Social Work Clinical Assistant Professor Barbara Smith has been named the winner of the 2015 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award from UNC. She was recognized for her work on “Critical Time Intervention: Local Pilot and Statewide Championing.”

The Robert E. Bryan Award recognizes individual students, faculty, staff and organizations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for extraordinary public service and engagement.

She will be recognized at the University’s Public Service Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, to be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

UNC’s Critical Time Intervention (CTI) project is a pilot program exploring the feasibility of using the CTI model in North Carolina. Funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, CTI is an evidence-based intensive case management intervention designed to help those who with mental illness and complex social needs, such as homelessness. The CTI model will be expanding across North Carolina as part of the Crisis Solutions Initiative, a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services.