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FAQs for Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

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QWhat does CIT stand for?
Crisis Intervention Team
QWhat does a CIT Officer do?
A CIT officer responds to crisis calls involving mental health and/or substance use emergencies. CIT officers aim to de-escalate, assess, and divert to behavioral health services and support, when appropriate.
QWhat is a Police CIT Certified Coordinator or Liaison?
A CIT Certified Coordinator or Liaison serves as an ally to the behavioral health community, families, and advocates, and maintains open lines of communication with service providers, community partners, stakeholders, and the public.
QWhen do I call for a CIT officer?
When there is an emergency involving a mental health and/or substance use situation
QWhat do I do if I have a mental health emergency and need a CIT officer?
In the event of an emergency, call 911 and state the emergency involves a person with possible mental illness and/or substance use.
QWhat do I do if I do not have an emergency but still need help?
If you do not have an emergency but still need help, dial 211 for assistance with behavioral health resources and/or social services.
QWhat do I do if I do not have an emergency but need a crisis assessment or evaluation?
If you do not have an emergency, you may call Mobile Response Team (MRT) 24/7 at 305.774.3616. MRT will come to you wherever you are to assess the level of crisis and determine the most appropriate solution for intervention and assistance.
QDo I have CIT in my area?
Most police agencies in Miami-Dade County have CIT officers. For more detailed information, e-mail hkaba@jud11.flcourts.org.
QHow can I get more information about CIT?
If this is not an emergency and you would like more detailed information about CIT, please e-mail Habsi W. Kaba at hkaba@jud11.flcourts.org.
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