NJ CIT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

WELCOME TO THE NEW JERSEY CIT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE – MHASWNJ

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is an innovative international model of police based crisis intervention training with community mental health care and advocacy partnerships. Police officers, mental health professionals and advocates receive intensive training to respond to citizens experiencing a behavioral crisis. The emphasis is on mental health knowledge, crisis resolution skills, and access to community based services. CIT partnerships led to changes in existing systems and stimulated the development of new infrastructures for services.

The CIT program is funded by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health & Addictions Services, along with the Department of Human Services and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. It was also listed as a “best practice” by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. The CIT Center of Excellence was named as the only official CIT certifying agency in New Jersey by CIT International. In 2006, New Jersey had its first class of CIT graduates and continues to train emergency responder personnel under the auspice of the CIT Center of Excellence / The Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CIT TRAINING CONTACT CIT NJ DIRECTOR :           Edward C. Dobleman. Phone: (856) 522-0639 X 105

 

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