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CIT and NAMI

CIT and NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness -- NAMI has a special relationship with the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program at local, state, and even the national level. NAMI National keeps its members informed about CIT through its program “CIT In Action.” To find out more about NAMI and CIT In Action go to http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=CIT2 or contact: Laura Usher, NAMI CIT Coordinator at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 NAMI celebrated its 30th year at its Annual conference held in San Francisco in July. Several workshops related to CIT and the criminal justice system which included:

 

  • CIT and Veterans—A natural partnership
  • Breaking the Cycle of Criminalization—The growing role of specialty courts
  • Stakeholders Perspective on Tasers and Less Lethal Weapons
  • Prevention, Not Execution: Eliminating the death penalty for per-sons with severe mental illnesses.
  • Community Collaborative:
 


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