Category: CIT

Sep 03

Cops and the Mentally Ill: Finding a New Approach

The Crime Report By Isidoro Rodriguez On December 19, 2013, a man stood on the ledge of a bridge in Spokane, Wash., threatening to jump. Responding officers knew that if they tried to grab him, he would step off the ledge and fall into the river below. Instead, they spent almost 90 minutes listening and …

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Jul 22

Missoula Commissioner Rowley Speaks about Jail Diversion at National Conference

The Missoulian By Dillon Kato Missoula County Commissioner Cola Rowley was scheduled to speak at a national convention on Sunday about some of the efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illness who end up in jail. Rowley’s speech took place at the Stepping Up Summit, part of the National Association of Counties’ …

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Jul 07

2017 Crisis Intervention Team International Conference

Hosted by CIT International, this annual conference provides an opportunity to learn how to develop or improve crisis intervention team (CIT) programs, as well discuss the latest research and best practices in CIT programs. It will include presentations from national speakers, a variety of workshops, and networking opportunities. Date: August 16–18, 2017 Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL Learn …

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