A person experiencing a mental health crisis presents some of the most intricate, dangerous, and unstable conditions that a police officer may encounter.
Our mission is to help alleviate the problem by providing law enforcement personnel with information and training in how to safely and compassionately handle a person in a mental health crisis.
Our training is based on the nationally recognized Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model, which promotes the use of verbal de-escalation skills before using force when confronting a mental health crisis. CIT training has been proven to dramatically decrease the risk of injuries or death to both officers and consumers of mental health services, while also reducing the number of repeat calls.
At the end of training, we routinely hear that this is some of the best training that the officers have received in their career. We hear from consumers that have been in crisis, that dealing with a trained CIT officer has changed how they view dealing with law enforcement. Please consider making a RECURRING donation to help us bring this training to more officers. As department budgets are cut, the training dollars are hard to come by, but the need is ever growing. We thank you for your donation!!!