Welcome to CIT International
CIT...More than just training
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