CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training is a 40-hour training program designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis.
The program is led by NAMI to law enforcement officers and related agencies every other month and focuses on identifying and de-escalating individuals who may be suffering from a mental illness In addition to law enforcement, all new NAMI employees are required to take the class.
We have trained a over 1000 law enforcement officials as of September 2014. The goal for Collier County’s office is to have 100% trained. As of 2017 we started to train firemen. This is a community service including representatives from the David Lawrence Center, Youth Haven, FACT team, and more.
We have trained: