“As someone in the recovery field, I know how critical it is for an addict to get into treatment without delay. I am also aware of how scarce the resources are when it comes to treatment, and especially detox. I was attracted to CAT not only because it is a leader in this field in Cincinnati, but also because of its willingness to implement innovative interventions and treatment protocols. CAT’s ability to be creative in treating addicts at a critical stage of their illness is a testament to its longstanding tradition of compassion in serving an otherwise marginalized population. More than ever before, we need a place where addicts can detox and get well. With CAT on the verge of a large expansion in Cincinnati, I am proud to be a part of the effort to bring these sorely needed services to our community.”
Since 1997, Christine Patel has worked for the Hamilton County Public Defender Office where she currently serves as a drug court supervisor. In this role, she provides legal advice, representation and guidance to clients assigned to drug court and other specialized dockets. Her work has given her a unique perspective, which she has been able to share with the CAT Board since she joined in 2014.