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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)

Last Update:6/26/2018
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Website:http://www.namiindiana.org/criminal-justice/cit-1
Mission
CIT is an evidence supported program that improves the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. CIT programs are built on partnerships between local law enforcement agencies, mental health providers and mental health advocates, such as local NAMI Affiliates.

CIT programs empower local law enforcement to respond safely and effectively to children and adults in mental health crisis.
Program Description
CIT-trained officers:
  • Receive 40-hour curriculum consisting of lectures, on-site visitation, interaction with individuals with mental illness and scenario-based de-escalation skill training.
  • Connect citizens in crisis with the mental health services they need, rather than sending them to jail.
  • Greatly improve the outcomes of encounters with persons who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis.
Find Indiana CIT contact information at http://www.namiindiana.org/criminal-justice/cit-1
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