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Metropolitan Community College - Fort Omaha Campus-Testing Center

5300 North 30th Street

Omaha, NE 68111

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CIT training is open for Nebraska and Iowa criminal justice professionals only.

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What is CIT?

Crisis Intervention Team training is a community initiative designed to improve the outcomes of police interactions with people living with mental illnesses. CIT programs are local partnerships between law enforcement, mental health providers, and other community stakeholders. CIT programs provide 40 hours of training for law enforcement on how to better respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis. CIT is not just a training. Effective CIT programs are based on strong relationships between law enforcement, mental health care providers, families and people living with mental illness. CIT is a long-lasting, evolving partnership based on mutual goals.

What Are the Benefits Of CIT?

• Overview of various mental illnesses (symptoms, treatments, myths and facts)

• Presentations & discussion with family members and people living with mental illness

• Education on de-escalating mental health crises safely

• Interactive role-plays on crisis de-escalation with feedback from trainers and mental health providers

What Is the Core Philosophy Behind CIT?

• Improve officer and consumer safety

• Redirect individuals with mental illness from the Judicial System to the Health Care System

• Develop a positive perception and increase confidence among police officers

• Provide efficient crisis response times

• Create and sustain more effective interactions and relationships among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illness, their families, and communities to reduce the stigma of mental illness

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Metropolitan Community College - Fort Omaha Campus-Testing Center

5300 North 30th Street

Omaha, NE 68111

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