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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT)

CIT in Action 

February 2012

Hospital Safety Officers: The Newest Innovation in CIT

Tony Potter describes a scenario that was once the norm in the hospital emergency room (ER) where he oversees security: a police officer brings in someone for a psychiatric evaluation, and both officer and patient spend the next several days in the ER while the individual waits for an inpatient bed to open up.

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CIT and Veterans: An Officer’s Perspective

A Q&A with Officer Bob Tutko of the Memphis Police Department Crisis Intervention Team on how CIT can address the needs of veterans.

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The Secret to Rural CIT Success: Broad-based Community Support 

By Maggie Smith, NAMI Information Assistant

Creating a CIT program in your community is a challenging undertaking. However, individuals who have successfully started CIT programs in their rural communities tell a surprising story: It’s not as hard as you might think.


National Forum on Reentry and Recidivism Reduction

Learn about the latest thinking in recidivism reduction, and what state and national leaders are planning, visit the National Reentry Resource Center.

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CIT: Las Vegas Bound!

New Report on the High Costs of Prisons

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