Crisis Intervention Team Training
The WSCJTC provides training for criminal justice personnel responding to people in a mental health crisis. Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT), involves working in a team with mental health practitioners, law enforcement, medical
personnel, and other first responders. The focus is to provide the best services possible to the individual in a mental health crisis.
In 2008, the WSCJTC created a curriculum manual with suggested course materials on CIT. The WSCJTC also has the following informational guides available by request.
- Crisis Intervention Training Suggested Course Materials Manual - WSCJTC 053108
- Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses, Strategies for Effective Law Enforcement Training, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) 2008
- A Guide to Implementing Police-Based Diversion Programs for People with Mental Illness, Melissa Reuland, January 2004, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Crisis Intervention Team Resources
There are many CIT resources available nationwide. This CIT Resource Page lists local, county, state, and national resources. This listing is for resource purposes only and is not endorsed or supported by the WSCJTC.
Trueblood v. DSHS Lawsuit - Read the details, FAQs and info regarding grants and settlements.
2022 CIT NW Regional Conference
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Crisis Intervention Training: Spokane PD (July 2021)
*These articles are not endorsed by WSCJTC, but are for informational purposes only.
|Course Name||Course Number||Description||Cost|
|8076||This 8-hour class is designed to train police officers and mental health experts who have already been trained in the 40 hour, adult CIT model, and who have a role in CIT training in their department or region.||
|8070||This 40-hour class is designed to educate King County law enforcement officers on issues related to becoming a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.||Free|
|8062||This 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team Training class is designed to educate law enforcement officers on becoming a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.||Free|
|8069||This course is designed to inform, educate and/or reiterate the best practices for dealing with detainees that may go through a crisis while in custody. The intent of this course is to understand, recognize, and discuss the techniques and skills needed for dealing with detainees and subjects in mental health crisis.||Free|
|8068||This is an 8-hour class to educate fire/EMS personnel on issues related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide updated materials, skills, and public relations in regards to responding to individuals in behavioral health crisis.||Free|
|8071||This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide updated materials, skills, and public relations in regards to dealing with mentally ill individuals while on duty.||Free|
|5509||This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers related to Crisis Intervention. This course will provide up to date materials, skills, and public relations information on dealing with mentally ill individuals.||Free|
|8080||This is an 8-hour class to educate law enforcement officers on issues related to Crisis Intervention. The course is designed to provide training to law enforcement professionals to use appropriate force options when dealing with someone in mental health crisis.||
|8078||This class is offered to present an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.||