What is CIT?
CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Community partnerships are the key to a successful CIT program. Only by working together can law enforcement, mental health providers and advocates improve the way a community responds to a mental health crisis.
Since 2012, there have been twice yearly CIT Trainings for law enforcement officers, one advanced training and one dispatcher trainings in Wood County. The program has expanded to include CIT for Fire and EMS and another companion course to teach behavioral health clinicians about the criminal justice field.
CIT Training Schedule
Advanced CIT Training
The Crisis Intervention Team Annual Meeting
This meeting is to recognize outstanding contributors of the CIT program and to gather for comradery. The event features a guest speaker, a meal and the annual awards. The annual award recipients are individuals that have gone above and beyond in their role for the CIT program.