Nevada Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

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First responders face many stressful challenges and experiences that can affect their physical and mental wellbeing. COVID- 19 has elevated this through heightened tensions in community, higher risk of exposure, and increased work hours. Self-care, including adequate nutrition and hydration and sleep hygiene, is an extremely important part of mental and physical health.

CIT Nevada Mission

To decrease stigma and increase understanding of mental illness and substance use issues (known as behavioral health issues) by supporting and expanding CIT programs in Nevada through the following functions:

  1. To increase community awareness and education of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.
  2. Facilitate CIT coordinator collaboration across Nevada to assist in programmatic standardization and alignment with best practices.
  3. Enhance emergency responder and community provider skillfulness in interactions with individuals with behavioral health concern.

Nevada Sworn Deputies That Are CIT Trained

Carson City
Carson City Sheriff
1%
Churchill
Fallon Police Department
2%
Churchill Sheriff's Department
3%
Clark
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
4%
Boulder City Policy Department
5%
Henderson Police Department
6%
Mesquite Police Department
7%
North Las Vegas Police Department
8%
Tribal Police Department
9%
Clark County Sheriff's Department
10%
Douglas
Douglas County Sheriff
11%
Elko
Elko County Sheriff
12%
Elko Police Department
13%
Carlin Policy Department
14%
West Wendover Police Department
15%
Wells Tribal Law Enforcement
16%
Eureka
Eureka County Sheriff
17%
Esmeralda
Esmeralda County Sheriff
18%
Humboldt
Humboldt County Sheriff
19%
Winnemucca Police Department
20%
Lander
Lander County Sheriff
21%
Lincoln
Lincoln County Sheriff
22%
Lyon
Lyon County Sheriff
23%
Yerington Police Department
24%
Mineral
Mineral County Sheriff
25%
Nye
Nye County Sheriff
26%
Pershing
Lovelock Police Department
27%
Storey
Storey County Sheriff
28%
Washoe
Washoe County Sheriff
29%
Reno Policy Department
30%
Sparks Police Department
31%
White Pine
White Pine County Sheriff
32%
Ely Police Department
33%
Statewide
Nevada Department of Public Safety
Nevada Highway Patrol
34%
Nevada Parole and Probation
35%
Nevada Department of Corrections
Northern Nevada Correctional Center
36%

What is CIT?

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is a 40-hour evidence based behavioral health training model focused on first responders that brings together law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital staff, and individuals with mental illness, and their families to improve responses to people in crisis.
CIT trainings enhance communication between providers, learn about community behavioral health resources, and develop participant skills in responding to those in behavioral health crisis. CIT trainings are unique to each community region so that resources and information are tailored to the local needs of the participants in the training. The trainings are provided at no cost, as the CIT coordinators community leadership, and presenters donate time, resources, and effort to provide this necessary training.

Also known as the “Memphis Model”, CIT was developed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1988 after it was these shootings, local police, the University of Tennessee, and National Alliance on Mental Illness came together in a collaborative effort and developed the 40 hour training with a core curriculum (For more information on the core curriculum, please visit the resources page).

CIT is based on a five-legged stool:

  1. Police Training
  2. Community Collaboration
  3. Vibrant and Accessible Crisis System
  4. Behavioral Health Staff Training
  5. Family, Consumer, and Advocates Collaboration and Education

The basic goals of CIT are to:

  1. Improve consumer and officer safety.
  2. Assist individuals with behavioral health issues and addiction disorders access community treatment and resources in an effort to divert them from the criminal justice system.

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Benefits of CIT?

Outcome research has shown CIT to be effective through the following:

  • Improved officer knowledges, attitudes, and self- efficacy in responding to mental health crisis.
  • Decreased levels of officer use of force through emphasizing de-escalation and linkage to mental health services.
  • Improved community confidence in officer response to mental health calls.
  • Decreased system costs through diverting individuals with mental illness from the criminal.
  • Justice system and hospital ER’s.
  • Improved the likelihood of treatment continuity with community based providers.
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Cost savings through
diversion

CIT assists in developing community partnerships that allow for increased access to services and improved continuum of care for individuals in mental health crisis. This provides opportunities for diversion from more costly services such as hospital ER’s and decreases the likelihood of repeated arrests and incarcerations.

Community Outreach

CIT is a core component of community behavioral health crisis intervention and outreach programs such as Mobile Outreach Safety Teams (MOST) that pair a clinician, law enforcement officer, and/ or an emergency services paramedic to provide multi-disciplinary response to individuals with behavioral health crises.

Community collaboration
and partnerships

CIT training is open to not just law enforcement, but other community providers such as hospitals, schools, social services, treatment providers, and others.

Our Partners

CIT is a community collaborative effort that involves partners such as:

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police

Outcome research has shown CIT to be effective through the following:

  • Improved officer knowledges, attitudes, and self- efficacy in responding to mental health crisis.
  • Decreased levels of officer use of force through emphasizing de-escalation and linkage to mental health services.
  • Improved community confidence in officer response to mental health calls.
  • Decreased system costs through diverting individuals with mental illness from the criminal.
  • Justice system and hospital ER’s.
  • Improved the likelihood of treatment continuity with community based providers.

Ongoing CIT trainings build strong relationships across disciplines, allowing communities to be more flexible and responsive in supporting individuals with behavioral health needs.

CIT Nevada is grateful to Ruvato to have designed and developed this site. Ruvato is a premier custom software development company located in Carson City, Nevada. The Ruvato team exceeded our expectations on every front. They created the perfect graphical content and an awesome logo that reflects the State of Nevada’s CIT program. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline are inspiring. Ruvato has helped us describe the CIT Nevada mission perfectly on the web. Thank you so much to the entire team!
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CIT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible in the U.S.

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Nevada CIT

Helping Law Enforcement and Communities Respond to Behavioral Health Crisis

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Partnership Douglas County
1625 State Route 88, Suite 104
Minden, Nevada 89423

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Crisis Support Services of Nevada &
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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location
Partnership Douglas County
1625 State Route 88, Suite 104, Minden, Nevada 89423

Get Help

Crisis Support Services of Nevada & National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Text line 741-741

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