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Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is changing the way law enforcement and citizens with mental health issues interact.
“The biggest benefits of the training are the minimization of the injuries, de-escalation and assuring the citizen that we are here to help.” Former Assistant Chief James White of the Detroit Police Department explains on this show how Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is making a positive impact on both police officers and the citizens with mental health issues and/or addictions they are working to help. “We’re able to get them [those with mental health issues] the services they need rather than jail time.”
“I want to be able to help you and your family to get the resources…and get you the help you need.” Officer Marcus Harris II of the Detroit Police Department is proud to be a part of CIT, and shares his message on this show of why it’s so important for those facing mental health issues.
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is actively working to fix what is broken in our mental health care and law enforcement systems.
“It’s certainly something that’s critically important to our department. It saves lives.” Chief James E. Craig of the Detroit Police Department explains the necessity of CIT and how this progressive training is making a positive impact.