IN THE NEWS
CIT International announces its new
Chief Administrative Officer
Julie Solomon, MSW, MBA
Ms. Solomon comes to CIT International with a wealth of mental health and criminal justice experience at the local, state and national level. She also has extensive experience with CIT programs and the CIT Model.
Dear CIT International Members and Friends:CIT International is supporting the efforts of Representatives Kelly (IL) and Napolitano (AZ) in advocating for increased funding to support additional mental health training for law enforcement. Read More
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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