CIT in Action
Feature Story: "Housing First" Approach Benefits Both Consumers and Law Enforcement
The “housing first” model has become the favored approach to addressing homelessness around the country. Besides successfully aiding people who live with mental illness experiencing homelessness, it presents a huge aid to law enforcement and shifts responsibilities from police to social workers and mental health care providers. Read More…
Begins Specialized Veterans CIT Program Chicago
As more and more veterans return from
News and Announcements
BJA Releases Mental Health Collaboration Grant Program Solicitation
On Feb. 9, the Bureau of Justice Assistance released a grant solicitation for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, which was authorized by the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) of 2004. Read More…
CIT International Conference Updates
NAMI Bucks County Forms New Crisis Intervention Team
NAMI Indiana’s 7th Annual Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit
NAMI Indiana is hosting this year’s Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit on Friday March 5, in
N.H. Officer Honored for CIT Work
The New Hampshire Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Foundation recently awarded their Officer of the Year award to Police Sgt. Stephen Burke for his work in establishing the state’s first Crisis Intervention Team last January. The news story can be found on the Foster’s Daily Herald online.
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