What is CIT International?
Become a Member
Wouldn't you like to belong to an organization of like minded people who are willing to change the status quo for the better?
Become a partner in an international movement to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement , the lives of persons living with mental illnesses and/or addiction disorders and the services of the mental health and substance abuse service system.
Interested in Starting Your CIT Program?
In order to start an effective CIT Program, an understanding of the guiding principles and Core Elements is needed. A strong CIT Program is more than just a training curriculum and the several materials have been created to help provide a strong foundation for understanding the CIT model.
CIT…more than just training
Identity and Ownership of CIT --- the MORE
AND You can’t have a Journey without a Destination
By Sam Cochran, CIT International
I am submitting this message to direct attention to concerns that the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) can be lost and/or underdeveloped as a community program. This message has several different passages of thoughts; none of which are intended to be critical of any one CIT program. Never-the-less, some CIT programs throughout the country have lost or are in jeopardy of losing some of the identifying characteristics of CIT, thereby, this message should be taken as a warning/caution. I will try to be brief as to some concerns of CIT lost (at the national, state, county, and local levels). I also use the word “lost” noting that some CIT programs have fallen short of accomplishing the “MORE” of CIT (the engagement to integrate community partners, funding, policy and mental health services supporting the mission of CIT). Read Full Article
UPCOMING EVENTS TO CHECK OUT
Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement
Criminal Justice – Behavioral Health
Partnerships Promoting Integrated Healthcare
A Program for Governments, Hospitals, Specialty Care Providers and Advocates
January 29 – 31, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS)
41st ANNUAL MEETING
June 7-10, 2017
Hosted by Roger Williams University
CLICK HERE to learn more and submit for presentations