Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is an exemplary pre-booking jail diversion program for people with mental illness, a process of addressing system change for crisis care within a community as a whole, and responsibility to the community, family members, and consumers of mental health services
The Dennis Police Department is offering a free Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for Cape and Islands law enforcement. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families and other advocates. The police-based crisis intervention model intends to help persons with mental disorders and/or addictions access medical treatment instead of the criminal justice system due to illness-related behaviors. CIT promotes officer safety, the safety of the individual in crisis, and reduces both stigma and the need for further involvement with the criminal justice system. CIT provides a forum for effective problem solving regarding the interaction between the criminal justice and mental health care system.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training for Cape and Islands Law Enforcement
May 8 – 12, 2017
Dennis Police Department
90 Bob Crowell Rd.
South Dennis, MA 02660
Barnstable County Department of Human Services is a presenting agency for the CIT Training. Behavioral health is one the of the four main focus areas for the Department as stated in the Barnstable County Department of Human Services Plan 2014 – 2016.