News and Announcements
Comprehensive Review of CIT Research Published
The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law published an article reviewing all available research on the effectiveness of CIT. The article, entitled “A Comprehensive Review of Extant Research on Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs,” was written by Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH, Masuma Bahora, MPH, Amy C. Watson, PhD and Janet R. Oliva, PhD. The authors find that existing research shows CIT is a promising practice for changing officer attitudes and diverting people with mental illnesses to treatment. However, the authors point out a need for more research into the diversion and treatment outcomes of CIT; most of the existing research is on officers rather than consumers. The authors also note a need for clear standards and definitions around the Memphis Model: the Memphis CIT program is well-studied, but those studies may not apply to other communities that have structured their programs differently than
An abstract of the article, as well as citation information, can be found at the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law website.
Florida Awards $8 Million in Reinvestment Grants
The Florida Department of Children and Families awarded $8 million in matching grants to
Case Study of Georgia CIT Program Published
In March, The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law published an article by Dr. Janet Oliva and Dr. Michael Compton that provides an overview of the Georgia CIT program. The article, entitled "A Statewide Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Initiative: Evolution of the Georgia CIT Program" reviews the history and implementation of the statewide CIT program in