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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. 


Message from the President

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Mike Woody

As many of you know starting up an organization takes time and the dedication of several people. The board of directors for CIT International have spent count-less hours putting a basic foundation in place such as establishing all the legal and financial requirements to become a 501 (c) 3 organization, creating a basic website and establishing committees to move the organization forward. This is where you as members come in. Now is the time to put all your talents into helping make this organization grow. We need your help on several of the committees that have been established. If interested please contact me at my email address:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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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 or contact: Laura Usher, NAMI CIT Coordinator at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Conference 2012

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CIT Conference 2012
August 20-22   Las Vegas

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