Overview of CIT
CIT has a track record of safe intervention with persons experiencing a mental health crisis event. Nationally, CIT officers are recognized to have the empathy and technical skills necessary for the successful resolution of a mental health crisis. CIT has been recognized as a best practice model by multiple organizations including NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), American Association of Suicidology, National Association of People of Color Against Suicide, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA, The White House Conference on Mental Health and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. CIT officers effectively divert persons in mental health crisis away from jail and into appropriate mental health settings. CIT has proven to be a potent agent for overcoming the negative stereotypes and stigma associated with mental illness.