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Is CIT Evidence-Based?  A recently published article in the journal Behavioral Sciences and the Law summarizes the research on CIT to date, considers whether CIT can be considered evidence-based and concludes the answer is "yes" for some important CIT outcomes.  Read more...

 A new study provides support for the CIT Volunteer Specialist Model.  A study led by Michael Compton, M.D., M.P.H. and published in Behavioral Sciences and the Law found the volunteer/specialist approach is associated with better outcomes with regard to key attitudes, skills and behaviors. Read more...

CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for download from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website.  CIT International played a key role in the development of this guide to support communities in evaluating their CIT programs. We are grateful to SAMHSA and our project partners at GAINS Center/Policy Research Associates, Inc and the National Council Behavioral Health for making the guide possible and supporting communities in their CIT program efforts.  Read more...

by Major (ret.) Sam Cochran

CIT:  "The MoreEnhancing Training

CIT International has produced 3 Position Papers that address many issues facing communities pertaining to CIT Training:

CIT:  A Generalist/Specialist Model

CIT:  Not in Pre-service Academy

CIT:  Non-Law Enforcement participants in CIT Training

Mental health crisis response in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  On March 21, CIT International sent out a link to a survey asking how your communities are adjusting mental health crisis response in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We received 73 responses representing law enforcement, corrections, behavioral health and advocacy.  As one respondent indicated, “There is certainly a feeling that we are "building the plane as we are flying it" and creating protocols as we go with this,” many communities are adjusting quickly to a very challenging new reality. 

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