Community Policing Development: Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams
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ABOUT THE CIT PROGRAM
Through the decades, law enforcement has made significant improvements in its responses to people experiencing mental health crises through the development of various models of crisis intervention team (CIT) training, crisis triage centers, co-response teams, and embedded mental health and behavioral services. The evolution of these approaches has improved the safety of law enforcement and people in crisis. It has also resulted in the deflection of individuals with mental health needs away from the criminal justice system and toward the services and care they need.
The goal of FY 2023 Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams solicitation is to provide funding to support the implementation of crisis intervention teams, including embedding behavioral or mental health professionals with law enforcement agencies, training for law enforcement officers and embedded behavioral or mental health professionals in crisis intervention response, or a combination of these.
- Implementing Crisis Intervention Teams Solicitation Guide
This solicitation guide includes general information on the administrative and legal requirements governing the COPS Office CIT program as well as detailed program-specific information.
- Related COPS Office Publications
For more information about CIT resources and previous COPS funded awards in this area, visit our CIT ASSIST webpage or read Park Ridge’s Success Story on Going Beyond Crisis Intervention Team Training: Building Whole-Community Responses to Mental Health, Camden County Police Department: Crime Analysis, Technical Assistance, and Consultation, and Salt Lake City Police Department Homeless Outreach Service Team (HOST) Program Overview
- CIT Pre-Award Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides quick reference information on the CIT program.
- CIT Frequently Asked Questions