Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises (2019)

Produced By: CIT International

Description: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises includes seven chapters that guide local mental health advocates, mental health professionals, law enforcement and community leaders through the process of starting and sustaining their CIT programs. The guide takes a practical approach, providing examples and templates to inspire CIT programs, and worksheets to help facilitate difficult conversations among partners. Each chapter includes a case study from a CIT program, highlighting how communities are implementing CIT in different contexts. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); training; crisis response system

Other Resources

Directory

I. Overview

II. Case Studies

III. Sample Policies and Procedures

IV. Sample CIT Training Curricula

V. Sample CIT Forms

I. Overview

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practices (2018)

Produced By: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Description: This guide helps local systems use data to implement Crisis Intervention Team programs that can improve the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement response to people experiencing behavioral health crises. It provides information about building necessary partnerships, documenting program activities, identifying key metrics, establishing data collection processes, analyzing and reporting data, using data to improve programs, and expanding capacity to collect and use data. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); crisis response; data

Crisis Intervention Team: Core Elements (2007)

Produced By: The University of Memphis

Description: This resource describes the core elements of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model, including ongoing elements, operational elements, and sustaining elements. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

CIT - It's More than Just Training!

Produced By: CIT International

Description: This resource discusses how CIT is more than just training and requires a team effort from law enforcement, mental health providers, and consumers/advocates. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Pay for Success and the Crisis Intervention Team Model: Insights from the PFS-CIT Learning Community (2017)

Produced By: Urban Institute

Supported By: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Description: This brief is designed to help stakeholders determine whether and how their jurisdiction can develop or expand its crisis intervention team (CIT) program and how Pay for Success can help with these efforts. It describes what Pay for Success is, examples of Pay for Success projects, what CIT is, how CIT is implemented in practice, and evidence for CIT.

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Suspects/Offenders' Issues Series: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: Lessons Learned on Working with Police (2014) - Webinar

Produced By: The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability

Description: CIT programs also ensure better coordination between law enforcement agencies, mental health providers and other service providers, and individuals and families. While CIT may not be a perfect fit to meet the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it does provide lessons for the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) community on how to partner with law enforcement. Ms. Usher will share lessons on how to partner with police and build a sustainable change in local communities to address the needs of people with disabilities.

Keywords: Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD); Crisis intervention teams; police

Law Enforcement-Based Diversion: Strategic Innovations from the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network (2011)

Produced By: Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network

Description: This resource discusses law enforcement based diversion for youth. Specifically, the resource discusses crisis intervention teams for youth. 

Keywords: diversion; youth; Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

CIT Program Evolution (2012)

Produced By: Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center for Excellence

Description: This resource provides a pyramid describing the steps involved in the evolution of a CIT program.

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Expert Consensus Document: Core Elements for Effective Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs (2004)

Produced By: Ohio CIT Coordinators Committee; Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence 

Description: This resource provides information on the goals and core elements of crisis intervention team programs. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

II. Case Studies

How Crisis Intervention Training Can Help Police Officers Respond to People with Mental Illness (2020)

Produced By: Safety and Justice Challenge

Supported By: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Description: This blog post discusses the experiences of Polk County (IA) in implementing Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training in the county. It describes lessons learned and the value of CIT training. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); police training

Responding to Persons with Mental Illness and/or Emotional Distress: An Evaluation of the Prince William County Police Department Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program (2018)

Produced By: National Police Foundation

Description: This resource provides an examination (of Prince William County Police Department) of the full range of CIT training, policies, and practices that guide officers in responding to persons challenged by mental illness and/or who are in crisis, and to provide the command staff with findings and recommendations to support the implementation of best practices and continued enhancement of the CIT program.

Keywords: crisis response; mental health; behavioral health; substance use; Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Statewide Implementation of the Crisis Intervention Team Program: The Ohio Model (2006)

Produced By: Mark R. Munetz, Ann Morrison, Joe Krake, Blair Young, Lt. Michael Woody (Retired)

Description: This column discusses ways that states can implement community-based best practices statewide, by using the crisis intervention team (CIT) model as an example.

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

III. Sample CIT Policies and Procedures

Crisis Intervention Law Enforcement Policy Guide (CIT Focused) (2020)

Produced By: Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center for Excellence

Description: This guide was created to assist law enforcement executives and their personnel with the construction and publication of policies and procedures involving the response of law enforcement to service calls involving persons in crisis. This guide is specifically focused on responding to persons in crisis calls using the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model. This guide, created through the study of policies and procedures across the US along with governmental and non-governmental created publications, is structured to assist law enforcement agencies in Ohio in creating their policies and procedures for responding to service calls involving persons in crisis. Sample policies and procedures are also provided for use or as templates to create community-specific policies and procedures.

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); policy

Crisis Intervention Law Enforcement Policy Guide Public Safety Telecommunications Addendum (CIT Focused) 

Produced By: Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center for Excellence

Description: This addendum to the Crisis Intervention Law Enforcement Policy Guide (CIT-Focused) is designed to assist Public Safety Telecommunicators (PSTs) and those responsible for leading/managing Emergency Communications Centers with the construction and publication of policies and procedures to process and handle service calls involving persons in crisis. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); policy; telecommunicators

San Antonio Police Department’s Manual on What Officers May Encounter and Should Look for When Arriving at the Scene for Someone who is Exhibiting Symptoms of Mental Illness (2020)

Produced By: San Antonio Police Department

Description: This resource is the general manual of procedures on persons with mental illness from the San Antonio Police Department. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); mental health-related calls; procedures

Cleveland Division of Police General Police Order - Crisis Intervention Team Program (2017)

Produced By: Cleveland Division of Police

Description: This resource is a policy from the Cleveland Division of Police regarding their Crisis Intervention Team program. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Cleveland Division of Police General Police Order - Crisis Intervention Team Response (2017)

Produced By: Cleveland Division of Police

Description: This resource establishes guidelines for the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) to interact with individuals who are suffering from a crisis by: improving the safety of officers and the Cleveland community, promoting community solutions to assist individuals in crisis, and diverting those individuals away from the criminal justice system.

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); crisis response

Cleveland Division of Police General Police Order - Crisis Intervention Team Definitions (2017)

Produced By: Cleveland Division of Police

Description: This resource defines terminology used in the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Policies. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); definitions

Selection Process for the City of Cleveland Division of Police Specialized Crisis Intervention Team Officers (2017)

Produced By: Cleveland Division of Police

Description; This resource describes the selection process for the Cleveland Division of Police specialized crisis intervention team officers. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Memphis Police Department Policy and Procedures Section: Dealing With Mentally Ill / Crisis Intervention Team (2010)

Produced By: Memphis Police Department

Description: This resource includes policies and procedures from the Memphis Police Department related to interactions with people with mental health conditions and Crisis Intervention Teams. 

Keywords: policy; law enforcement response to crisis; Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

CIT Policy from Hartford (CT) Police Department (2008)

Produced By: Hartford (CT) Police Department

Description: This resource is a CIT Policy from Hartford (CT) Police Department. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Crisis Intervention Team Standard Operating Procedure (2007)

Produced By: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Description: This resource is the Standard Operating Procedure regarding Crisis Intervention Team from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Seminole County Sheriff's Office General Order (2006)

Produced By: Seminole County Sheriff's Office

Description: This resource includes procedures from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office regarding Crisis Intervention Team. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Law Enforcement Coordinator Description

Produced By: University of Memphis CIT Center
Description: This resource describes a Crisis Intervention Team law enforcement coordinator position. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

IV. Sample CIT Training Curricula

Clermont County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training (2015)

Produced By: Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board

Description: This resource is the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training hourly distribution from Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); police training

Houston CIT Lesson Plan Outline (2015)

Produced By: Houston

Description: This resource provides a CIT lesson plan from Houston. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

CIT Utah Training Curriculum

Produced By: CIT Utah Academy

Description: This resource describes the CIT Utah Academy and provides an example schedule and outline.

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); police training

CIT Metro Academy Outline

Produced By: CIT Metro Academy

Description: This resource describes the CIT Metro Academy and provides an example schedule and outline.

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); police training

V. Sample CIT Forms

Model Crisis Intervention Contact Sheet 

Produced By: Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center for Excellence

Description: This resource is a model crisis intervention contact sheet. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Crisis Intervention Contact Sheet Manual

Produced By: Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center for Excellence

Description: This guide should be used to assist with completing each section of the Crisis Intervention Contact Sheet and the options within. The use of these definitions is encouraged to ensure that form entries are accurate and uniform across Ohio’s various jurisdictions. Most of the form is either short fill-in sections or check boxes.

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Charlotte, North Carolina’s CIT Report Form (2015)

Produced By: Charlotte, North Carolina

Description: This resource is a sample crisis intervention team (CIT) report form from Charlotte (NC). 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); report form

Chicago, Illinois Police Department’s Mental Health-CIT Report Form (2013)

Produced By: Chicago Police Department
Description: This resource is a sample mental health - crisis intervention (CIT) report form from the Chicago (IL) Police Department. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); report form

Jones County, Mississippi’s CIT Contact Form

Produced By: Jones County (MS)
Description: This resource is a sample crisis intervention team (CIT) contact report form from Jones County (MS). 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); report form

Central Florida CIT Event Reporting Form

Produced By: Central Florida

Description: This resource is a crisis intervention tracking form from Central Florida. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); report form

Laurel Highlands Region CIT Data Sheet (2008)

Produced By: Laurel Highlands Region

Description: This resource is a crisis intervention team data sheet from Laurel Highlands Region. 

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); report form

Memphis Crisis Intervention Team Stat Sheet (2009)

Produced By: Memphis Police Department

Description: This resource is a crisis intervention team stat sheet from the Memphis Police Department.

Keywords: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT); report form