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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Miami-Dade County

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Miami-Dade County program is a community-based approach that bridges the gaps between law enforcement and behavioral health. Through community partnerships and collaboration, this alliance promotes systems transformation that improves safety, reduces inappropriate incarceration and redirect individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders from the criminal justice system to the health care system, when appropriate.

What is a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer?

CIT Officers receive 40-hours of specialized training intended to increase their understanding of mental illness and substance use disorders, allowing for more effective communication when assisting a person in crisis and in need of assistance. CIT training teaches the recognition of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders, de-escalation techniques, and knowledge of Miami-Dade County behavioral health community resources to assist them to navigate through the healthcare system.

You can register for CIT Training at citmhfaform.jud11.flcourts.org.

For more information contact:

Habsi W. Kaba, MS, LMFT

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Project

CIT Miami-Dade and Police Mental Health Collaboration

Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building

1351 NW 12 Street, room 226

Miami, FL 33123

Hkaba@jud11.flcourts.org

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