CIT NJ,610 Valley Health Plaza New Jersey, Paramus 07652
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT-NJ) Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) brings community stakeholders together to provide a safer and more effective response to people with mental illnesses who are crisis. CIT is transforming communities across the nation by helping to improve access to mental health services.Our mission is to provide law enforcement officers and first responder professionals with information and training on how to safely and compassionately deescalate and assist a person in a mental health crisis. 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. Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training is a five day 40 hour certification course that is very intense and interactive. It gives an in-depth look at mental illness and its implications for first responders.