Montgomery County Sheriffs Receive CIT Training

Mar 10

Cecie and I attended a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training session this afternoon and were pleased to see┬áthat four officers in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s department were receiving┬áthe training. Forty-eight law enforcement officers registered for the training, and 45 were in attendance.

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NAMI Indiana: Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit

Mar 31

I recently attended the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Indiana’s Criminal Justice Summit in Indianapolis, IN. The morning’s keynote speaker was Major Sam Cochran (ret.), who is nationally known for his work in developing the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model in Memphis, TN.

Cochran’s message was clear: CIT is not just a law enforcement program; CIT is a community program and should be recognized as a community priority. It should involve not only law enforcement officers and dispatchers, but also prosecutors, judges, emergency room personnel, physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, the community mental health center, and other community resource centers.

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