Crisis Intervention Training
The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program is a collaboration of professionals committed to assisting persons with behavioral health disorders (mental illness, developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and addictive disease).
This collaboration includes local members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), mental health service providers family members, and law enforcement officers. The most important aspect of the CIT Program is the training provided to law enforcement officers.
Currently there are only two trained officers in our area communities. Planning is underway and funding has been secured to bring Crisis Intervention Team training to Green County in mid-2019. Because it consists of a week-long training, most likely agencies will need to backfill for the officers that are away, thereby impacting their budgets.
NAMI Green County would like to offer stipends up to $1500 per officer trained to help defray these expenses. If you would like to donate to Green County specifically for Crisis Intervention Team training, we ask that you submit your donation by check to NAMI Green County, PO Box 343, New Glarus WI, 53574 and specify in the memo… CIT.