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CIT in Action

June 2011

Sneak Peek! Responding to Youth with Mental Health Needs: A CIT for Youth Implementation Manual 

In July, NAMI will release Responding to Youth with Mental Health Needs: A CIT for Youth Implementation Manual.   CIT in Action readers can get the first sneak peek and download the manual today!


Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Continuing Criminalization of Mental Illness

In an unprecedented decision, the Supreme Court recently affirmed a lower courts ruling that the overcrowding in California’s prisons is so severe that it violated the U.S. Constitution’s ban on “cruel and unusual punishment.” 


A Training Officer’s Perspective on CIT

Sgt. Johnny K. Jines a 27 year veteran of law enforcement, shares his perspectives as a CIT training officer for the Jackson, Tenn., Police Department.  


New Resource for Collaborating with Academic Researchers 

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University has created a new resource to help criminal justice leaders connect with academic centers and researchers.

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News and Announcements

NAMI Convention Preview                          

If you haven’t already planned your trip to the NAMI convention in July, it’s not too late! The convention will feature a number of exciting sessions on criminal justice and mental health.


CIT International Conference

The 2011 CIT International Conference will be in Virginia Beach, September 12-14. Register today!

Readers Survey

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Upcoming Webinars

Mark your calendar for two upcoming webinars!

“Innovative Strategies for Crisis Intervention for Youth with Mental Health Needs”

Tuesday Aug. 23, 3-4:30 p.m. Eastern
More information coming soon!

“Addressing Mental Health Disparities through CIT”

When: August 9, 3-5:30 p.m. Eastern
Registration link: Registration is required by August 8.
Register here.    Further details provided upon registration and updates from hosts will be provided as the event nears.