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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)

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Editorial Officers Wanted!

We are seeking a few volunteer editorial officers to support improvements to CIT in Action. Duties include:

  • Analyzing results of our Readers Survey and advising NAMI staff about the general course of the publication,
  • Serving as “eyes and ears” in the field to alert NAMI staff of emerging issues in the CIT and criminal justice communities,
  • Participating in quarterly planning meetings (via teleconference), including brainstorming topics and authors for inclusion in the newsletter,
  • Recruiting potential authors, and
  • Providing occasional research support.

We are asking for a one-year commitment, starting in April 2011. Interested editorial officers may be invited to write articles for the newsletter.

To apply, please send the following information to Laura Usher at

Best way to reach me is:

1. Why are you interested in becoming an Editorial Officer for CIT in Action?
2. What is your involvement with CIT and criminal justice advocacy in your community?
3. What skills and experience do you bring to publishing an e-newsletter?
4. Any additional comments.


News from CIT International

The Crisis Intervention Team International (CITI) Conference will be
Sept. 12-14, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Va.To register or submit a presentation, visit: deadline for submitting presentation is March 31, 2011.

CIT International also has a new website! Learn more at

National Institute of Corrections Focuses On Mental Health

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has created a newsletter and web community focused on the involvement of people living with mental illness in the criminal justice system. To learn more, visit the NIC's mental health website.

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