CIT International is a non-profit membership organization whose primary purpose is to facilitate understanding, development and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team CIT programs throughout the United States and in other nations worldwide in order to promote and support collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illness, their families and communities and also to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
CIT International works to accomplish this purpose by raising public and stakeholder awareness through education and outreach, establishing and disseminating recommended standards for developing, implementing and sustaining Crisis Intervention Team programs, providing assistance to communities interested in developing CIT programs, supporting research, improving public health and safety, evaluation of CIT programs and partnering with CIT programs in various communities to hold annual International CIT Conferences.
The members elect the Board of Directors which consists of a reasonable balance among representatives from law enforcement, mental health providers and consumers/family members and/or community advocates.,br/> The organization has several committees in which members can participate. These committees are the Public Awareness committee, the Policy committee and the Conference committee.
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