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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Cochran's Corner

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 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 component to the community’s demand for safer, first responder crisis services. CIT partnerships led to changes in existing systems and stimulated the development of new infrastructures for services. Suicide attempts and mental health crisis concerns are recognized as a priority. Crises are about people, about our community, our families, our friends, and our loved ones. CIT is founded on principles of dignity, understanding, kindness, hope and dedication. 

Major Sam Cochran, Ret

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

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