University of Memphis CIT Center

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Type:  Website
Author:  University of Memphis Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Publisher:  University of Memphis

The Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is an innovative police based first responder program that has become nationally known as the "Memphis Model" of pre-arrest jail diversion for those in a mental illness crisis. This program provides law enforcement based crisis intervention training for helping those individuals with mental illness and works in partnership with those in mental health care to provide a system of services that is friendly to the individuals with mental illness, family members, and the police officers.

Settings:  Justice System, Law Enforcement
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders
Strategies:  Respond to Crisis