Welcome to CIT International

CIT...More than just training

  What is CIT International? 

CIT International is a non-profit membership organization whose primary purpose is to facilitate understanding, development and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs throughout the United States and in other nations worldwide.   Read more

What is CIT?

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program is an innovative model community initiative that emerged in Memphis, Tennessee that seeks to bridge the gap between law enforcement/first responders and the mental health system.  Read More

CIT International Salutes IACP's 

"One Mind Campaign"

and for making CIT Programs a priority

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Wouldn't you like to belong to an organization of like minded people who are willing to change the status quo for the better?

Become a partner in an international movement to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement , the lives of persons living with mental illnesses and/or addiction disorders and the services of the mental health and substance abuse service system.

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Interested in Starting Your CIT Program?

In order to start an effective CIT Program, an understanding of the guiding principles and Core Elements is needed. A strong CIT Program is more than just a training curriculum and the several materials have been created to help provide a strong foundation for understanding the CIT model.  

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Sam's Corner

CIT…more than just training

Identity and Ownership of CIT --- the MORE

AND You can’t have a Journey without a Destination

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


UPCOMING EVENTS TO CHECK OUT

Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement

Criminal Justice – Behavioral Health

Partnerships Promoting Integrated Healthcare

A Program for Governments, Hospitals, Specialty Care Providers and Advocates

January 29 – 31, 2017

Hotel Contessa

San Antonio, Texas

CLICK HERE to learn more and plan on attending


Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS)

41st ANNUAL MEETING

June 7-10, 2017

Hosted by Roger Williams University

Portsmouth, RI

CLICK HERE to learn more and submit for presentations

CIT International  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

111 S. Highland St, Box 71, Memphis , Tennessee 38111

CIT International  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 111 S. Highland St, Box 71, Memphis , Tennessee 38111

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