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Overview Of CIT. Mental Health Commission October 10, 2013. CIT History. Brief History Full Program—NOT JUST TRAINING Three parts of CIT Additional Training for Law Enforcement CIT Council-Problem solving and Collaboration Jail Diversion Program. CIT Goals.

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Overview of cit

Overview Of CIT

Mental Health Commission

October 10, 2013

Cit history
CIT History

  • Brief History

  • Full Program—NOT JUST TRAINING

  • Three parts of CIT

    • Additional Training for Law Enforcement

    • CIT Council-Problem solving and Collaboration

    • Jail Diversion Program

Cit goals
CIT Goals

  • Improve the services to the mentally ill within our community

  • Improve collaboration and communication among mental health providers and first responders

  • Identify the mentally ill within our community that could be better served by treatment than by incarceration

Cit goals1
CIT Goals

  • Give police officers the tools they need to handle crisis intervention

  • Increase knowledge of mental illness

  • Increase knowledge of community resources

  • Teach skills in de-escalation

  • Increase officer and bystander safety awareness

What cit is not
What CIT is Not

  • Quick fix to mental health problems in our community

  • Only a training program for law enforcement

  • A commitment to never use force against the mentally ill

Cit executive council
CIT Executive Council

  • Should be approximately one-half law enforcement

  • Should have a representative from advocacy groups, mental health providers, mental health courts, probate council, juvenile, family member

  • Should be a manageable number

  • Serves as a means to organize a large group of individuals/agencies involved in CIT

Mid mo cit executive council
Mid-MO CIT Executive Council

  • Three CPD officers

  • Three BCSD officers

  • Two MUPD officers

  • Mental Health Court

  • NAMI-Tim Harlan

  • University Hospital--Annette McDonald

  • Hospital Security--Randy Boehm

  • Boone County Legal Counsel--C.J. Dykhouse

  • Mid-Mo and DMH--Robert Reitz

  • Boone County Juvenile Office--Cindy Garrett

  • Burrell-Annie Juvie

Role of the cit executive council
Role of the CIT Executive Council

  • Coordinating body of CIT Council

  • Actively participate in the work of the committees

  • Coordinate commitment to work toward 24/7 CIT officer availability

  • Serves as a review board that meets and discusses individual cases and formulates recommendations as needed

  • Assign projects to the committees as needed

  • Public Information source for the CIT Program

Cit committees
CIT Committees

  • Law Enforcement/Courts

  • Mental Health Providers/Medical

  • Juvenile

  • Family/Consumers

  • Training

Law enforcement committee
Law Enforcement Committee

  • Write and approve CIT Policy for involved police agencies

  • CIT reporting

  • Identify the best way to get law violators with mental illness involved in mental health court if appropriate

  • Information sharing between L.E., P & P, and the courts

Mental health providers medical
Mental Health Providers/Medical

  • Smooth process for involuntary/voluntary commitments

  • Getting information to first responders about available resources

  • Develop/strengthen law enforcement, hospital, provider linkages

  • Recommend emergency department policy for CIT incidents

  • Look at the issue of crisis bed shortages

  • Information sharing


  • Identifying those in need of services at youngest possible age

  • Coordination of available resources for juveniles

  • Information Sharing

  • Training officers in the issues surrounding young mentally ill consumers

Family consumers

  • Teaching officers about available resources for family members

  • Advocates

  • Giving feedback to officers on specific interventions

  • Family/consumer panels

  • Suggestion of issues to the CIT Council


  • Develop and coordinate the 40 hour training for law enforcement

  • Develop familiarization programs for dispatchers, supervisors and other first responders

  • Actively search for speakers and training opportunities for CIT

Mental health and law enforcement
Mental Health and Law Enforcement

  • Totality of the circumstances must meet criteria for imminent harm.

  • RSMo 632.305 Detention for evaluation and treatment, who may request--procedure--duration--disposition after application. 632.305.

  • 3. A mental health coordinator may request a peace officer to take or a peace officer may take a person into custody for detention for evaluation and treatment for a period not to exceed ninety-six hours only when such mental health coordinator or peace officer has reasonable cause to believe that such person is suffering from a mental disorder and that the likelihood of serious harm by such person to himself or others is imminent unless such person is immediately taken into custody.

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Mental Health and Law Enforcement

  • Imminent Harm DMH 132 Form - Law Enforcement

  • Application for 96 Hour Detention and Evaluation DMH 128 – Family Member/Caregiver/Probate

Mike krohn bcsd
Mike Krohn, BCSD

  • Thank You!!