Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
CIT is an international phenomenon that reflects our public policy interest in decriminalizing those with mental illness. By diverting people from jail, and getting them instead to treatment, the goals of CIT are met. NAMI NC is engaged in developing and growing CIT across the state of North Carolina, through the efforts of their local affiliates at the grassroots level.
This portion of the web site will offer you information that will help guide you in the development of a new CIT training in a community that previously has not had this service, and will share with you links to the state CIT website at DMHDDSAS. There are a variety of useful tools such as How to Start a CIT in your community, the state Guidelines on CIT in NC, and a basic CIT brochure. Reports on the growth of CIT, by calendar year, are also available here. NAMI has a great deal of material on their website at www.nami.org/cit.
Our affiliates make a huge difference when they work together with NAMI NC and the DMHDDSAS to bring about this 40 hour police officer training in their community. Sample curriculums can be found so that people do not have to completely re-invent the training. This training really works to divert people, to bring the community closer together around service and treatment needs, and to eventually bring down the jail population.
CIT Continues to Grow in North Carolina – 2012 article
CIT County Map – January 2012
G4S Solutions: A worldwide security firm looking to help make more humane transportation available for those who are in need of commitment. Is your community having trouble with overtime and transportation issues? See more information below on how to save money while still providing quality care:
NAMI featured in November 2011 issue of The Police Chief, a magazine of the International Association of Chiefs of Police:
NAMI and Law Enforcement Executives: Working Together to Improve Police Responses to People with Mental Illness