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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.


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


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