California: The Crisis Intervention Team
The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a community partnership that addresses the needs of mental health consumers who enter the judicial system. The primary goals of CIT are to reduce injuries to officers and mental health consumers during contacts, and to appropriately redirect mental health consumers from the judicial system to the services and support needed to stabilize consumers and reduce contact with police. A component of CIT is a training academy where officers learn to safely handle mental health consumers in crisis.
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health
Since embarking in this program in 2002, over 600 officers have been trained in cities across Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Del City, Moore, Norman, Edmond, Owasso, Enid, Seminole and Broken Arrow. A training module has also been created for dispatchers to ensure that they can properly get calls to the CIT Officers that are listed on their roster.
Trillium Health Resources
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is a jail diversion and de-escalation model of training for law enforcement during which officers gain a better understanding of the needs of individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders or intellectual/developmental disabilities. The idea is to divert them to treatment when this can be done at little risk to public safety.