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Memphis Model

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The Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is an innovative police based first responder program that has become nationally known as the “Memphis Model” of pre-arrest jail diversion for those in a mental illness crisis. This program provides law enforcement based crisis intervention training for helping those individuals with mental illness. 


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Please consider joining and becoming involved in CIT at a national and international level.Membership continues at the reasonable individual annual dues of: $25. Joining is easy! Just click here.  or by mail:



About CIT

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"Communities large and small are seeking answers to managing crisis issues and crisis services. When changes are mandated, community collaborations and partnerships are the key. Advocates have long asserted that law enforcement personnel often do not receive adequate mental health training, resulting in ineffective and sometimes fatal encounters or outcomes. In 1988, Memphis introduced the first Crisis Intervention Team as a vital component to the community's demand for safer first responder crisis services..."

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In 2013, the CIT Program will celebrate 25 years since its founding in 1988.


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