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  A Tribute to Dr. Fred Frese


  CIT International is saddened by the loss of one of its prominent board members…Dr. Fred Frese

  The CIT International Board joins the world in mourning the death of Fred Frese, Ph.D.  A friend and colleague, Dr. Frese served on our Board of   Directors starting 2011. Among his many advocacy efforts was the promotion of CIT programs, which he did with his well-known engaging and     poignant style that combined humor and intellect.   We plan to spend some time at our Conference in August remembering and honoring             Fred’s contribution to our shared mission. 

  In the meantime, please see these thoughtful tributes:

  NAMI Mourns Fred Frese


  A Tribute by Author Pete Earley


  Fred Frese: A Great Man by the Treatment Advocacy Center


by Major (ret.) Sam Cochran

CIT:  "The More"

Enhancing Training

CIT International has produced 3 Position Papers that address many 

issues facing communities pertaining to CIT Training

CIT:  A Generalist/Specialist Model

CIT:  Not in Pre-service Academy

CIT:  Non-Law Enforcement participants in CIT Training

Mark Your Calendar!



August 15 - 17, 2018 

Upcoming Conferences

NAMI National

The NAMI National Convention is one of the largest annual gatherings of mental health advocates in the nation. The 2018 NAMI National Convention will convene at the Sheraton New Orleans on Canal St. in the heart of New Orleans, June 27 -30.

For information about the convention program, featured presenters and events visit  2018 NAMI National Convention

NW Regional CIT

8th Annual Northwest Regional CIT Conference will be held October 9-12, 2018, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA For more details Click Here

CIT International in Action

CIT International on CSPAN

On April 13, 2018, CIT International 2nd Vice President Ron Bruno participated on a panel hosted by the New York University Law School's Center on the Administration of Criminal Law.  

Click here to see the panelists discuss decriminalization of persons with mental illnesses

CIT International Vice President Don Kamin is a featured expert in the WalletHub report 

2018’s Best & Worst States to be a Police Officer.

Don Kamin


CIT International joins partners on Serving Safely: 

The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities (click here for press release)

Vera Institute of Justice, in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is launching Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities a new initiative designed to improve collaborative responses for people with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities who come into contact with the police to improve outcomes and the safety for all involved parties.  Partners on the initiative include: CIT International; the American College of Emergency Physicians; The Arc; National Alliance on Mental Illness; National Disability Rights Network; Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence; Dr. Amy Watson, University of Illinois, Chicago and Dr. Michael Compton.

 Agencies can find additional information and request technical assistance from the initiative by filling out the request form on the Serving Safely Initiative website.

A Message from your CIT International Board of Directors

An important message from CIT International regarding use of appropriate language when we refer to people affected by mental illness

Language awareness when we speak and write about individuals with mental illnesses is profoundly important. We should not tolerate use of mental illness labels and insults that dehumanize people.   Research indicates that how we refer to people affects how we treat people. Read More...


NEWS:  Check out Important new CIT   Research


CIT International Salutes IACP's 

"One Mind Campaign"

and for making CIT Programs a priority

Read More... 


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Starting a CIT Program?

In order to start an effective CIT Program, a solid understanding of the guiding principles and Core Elements is necessary. A strong CIT Program is much more than just a training curriculum.   Learn more about how to build a strong foundation for understanding the CIT model.  Learn More Now

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