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Crisis Intervention Teams: A Frontline Response to Mental Illness in Corrections
By nicic.gov
Published: 05/11/2013

Jul. 15, 2013 - Jul. 18, 2013--This training applies to jails, prisons, and community corrections agencies alike. It focuses on building an agency's capacity to implement a locally owned and administered CIT program and the training for that program.

Overview A large and disproportionate number of offenders under correctional custody and supervision continue to be a serious management and safety problem in both our correctional institutions and our communities. Crisis Intervention Teams (CITs) have matured from a law enforcement first responder model to one that focuses on new community partnerships with corrections. The CIT model takes a team approach and engages community stakeholders, including corrections agencies, local mental health agencies, family advocacy groups, and others, in a collaborative and responsive effort to manage and support corrections involved persons with mental illness.

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