BECOME A MEMBER
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of CIT International. Your dues, attendance at conferences, and the work you do to promote and sustain CIT in your communities are very much appreciated.
Benefits of CIT Membership:
CIT International is a non-profit organization supporting local, national and international efforts to improve responses to people affected by mental illness. Founded in Memphis, TN in 1988 as a key component to the community’s demand for safer first responder crisis services, CIT is dedicated to the principles of dignity, understanding, kindness, hope, and dedication.
The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model is a solution focused community response to helping people with mental illness. CIT programs bring stakeholders together from the law enforcement, behavioral health and advocacy sectors, along with people with lived experience with mental illness, to develop solutions for safely re-directing people in crisis away from the judicial system and into the health care system whenever appropriate. LEARN MORE
The CIT International Annual conference, which takes place in August of each year, draws approximately 1,000 people largely from the law enforcement, behavioral health, and advocacy sectors. There are over 100 workshops related to topics involving the intersection of law enforcement, mental health, and criminal justice fields. LEARN MORE