CCIT

Community Crisis Intervention Training (CCIT)

If you are experiencing a crisis, severe depression, suicidal thoughts, or know of someone who is, please call 911 or the Suicide Hotline at the Crisis Center (920) 436-8888.

Mental illness is statistically the number one disability in America. It affects 1 out of every 4 families. Something you may not know is that 60% of most mental health consumers report having contacts with law enforcement.

In Green Bay, the anchor agency behind the CIT Initiative is NAMI Brown County, an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org ).

CIT officers are patrol officers who volunteer to receive specialized training in working with persons with mental illness. In addition to handling their regular patrol duties, these officers are called upon to respond to crisis calls that place officers face to face with complex issues relating to mental illness. CIT officers help identify persons in need of community services, assists at getting them connected to those resources, and works at helping to keep them connected for long term solutions.

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