Welcome to CIT International

CIT...More than just training

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CIT International is a non-profit organization supporting local, national and international efforts to improve responses to people affected by mental illness.


About CIT Programs

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. 


About the CIT International Annual Conference

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. 


CIT was founded in Memphis, TN in 1988 as a key component to the community’s demand for safer first responder crisis services.  CIT is founded on principles of dignity, understanding, kindness, hope and dedication. 


Benefits of CIT Membership

  • Opportunities to network with other CIT International members from around the globe;
  • Access to Subject Matter Expert consultation and support;
  • Receive discounted registration to CIT sponsored conferences and events;
  • Membership to a highly respected organization;
  • Access to research and resources to strengthen your community and state initiatives.

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Celebrating CIT...since 1988


CIT International aspires to be a leader in promoting safe and humane responses 

to those experiencing a mental health crisis


Promote community collaboration using the CIT Program to assist people living with

 mental illness and/or addiction who are in crisis

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

111 S. Highland Street, Box 71, Memphis, TN  38111

1-888-738-CITI (2484)


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