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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families and other advocates. It is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention training to help persons with mental disorders and/or addictions access medical treatment rather than place them in the criminal justice system due to illness related behaviors. It also promotes officer safety and the safety of the individual in crisis.

CIT is a program that provides the foundation necessary to promote community and statewide solutions to assist individuals with a mental illness and/or addictions. The CIT Model reduces both stigma and the need for further involvement with the criminal justice system. CIT provides a forum for effective problem solving regarding the interaction between the criminal justice and mental health care system and creates the context for sustainable change. 

Research also shows that communities that prescribe to the CIT Program model, have higher success rates in resolving serious crisis situations.

Basic Goals: 

  • Improve officer and individual safety 
  • To help people with mental disorders and/or addictions access medical treatment rather than place them in the criminal justice system due to illness related behaviors. 


The Michigan CIT is a statewide partnership dedicated to the advancement of CIT at local and state levels. The Michigan CIT Team supports the basic goals of CIT International:

  • Improve officer and community safety
  • Increase access to treatment for people with mental health and substance use disorders in the criminal legal system, including expansion of pre‐booking diversion programs
  • Advocate for CIT development at local, regional, and state levels through the use of councils, legislature, annual state conference, and funding

Click here to read more about the Michigan CIT. 


The CIT Oakland training is a 40-hour comprehensive training provided to law enforcement on mental health. The goal of the training is to teach officers to de-escalate situations where an individual is in crisis. This training is a collaborative effort between Oakland Community Health Network, OCC CREST, local law enforcement agencies, and behavioral health providers. 

For more information on the CIT Oakland Training, please contact Trisha Zizumbo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cathie Yunker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Apply for upcoming CIT Oakland trainings!


Documents / Links / Resources

OCHN Resources

CIT Resources


2021 Oakland CIT Training Materials

Intro to CIT Suicide 
Overview of Mental Health & OCHN system  Suicide By Cop
Overview of Confidentiality / HIPAA Responding to Suicidal Subjects
Trauma Informed Care  Community Adult Resources - OCHN Diversion 
Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar, and Personality Disorders  Civil Commitment Procedures / Liability & Legal Issues / Petitions 
Adolescent Disorders & Youth Resources Community Resource - Common Ground
Autism Report Writing
PTSD & TBI & Dealing with Veteran Interacting with the Deaf Community
Veteran's Assistance  Cultural Considerations / Unconscious Bias
Medication and Side Effects  Officer Wellness
Intellectual Developmental Disorders   
Alzheimer's and Dementia related disorders  
Substance Use & Co-Occurring   Additional Resources:
Excited Delirium / Psychotic Episode  Suicide Prevention Resources
Introduction to De-Escalation  Visor Card for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
   **Download full participant manual here**


 2020 Oakland CIT Training Materials

Community Presentations Facilitator Presentations
Overview of Mental Illness & OCHN system Intro to CIT
Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar, & Personality Disorders Excited Delirium
Adolescent Disorders PTSD, TBI, & Veterans
Medication and Side Effects Intro to De-Escalation
Intellectual Developmental Disorders De-Escalation Small Groups
Alzheimer’s and Dementia related disorders Suicide by Cop
Substance Use & Co-Occurring Response to Subjects in Crisis
Veteran's Assistance (EMDR link) Petition Law & Protective Custody
Common Ground / Sober Support Unit Report Writing
Autism Officer Wellness
Confidentiality (HIPAA / 42 CFR)  
Trauma Informed Care **Download full participant manual here**
Suicide Additional Resources:
Civil Commitment - Receiving End Suicide Prevention Resources
Youth resources Visor Card for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Community Adult Resources / Diversion  



 2019 Oakland CIT Training Materials

Module 1: Introduction to CIT Module 2: Introduction to Mental Illness Module 3:Medication and Side Effects
Module 4: Excited Delirium / Psychotic Episode Module 5: Schizophrenia Module 6:Bi-Polar Disorder
Module 7: Introduction to De-Escalation Module 8: Alzheimer's and Delirium Module 9:Petition Law
Module 10: Protective Custody Module 11:Petitions & Petition Writing Module 12: Report Writing

Module 13: Interacting with the Deaf Community

Module 14: PTSD & TBI & Dealing with Veteran Module 14:Veteran Assistance / Ind Presentation
Module 15: Personality Disorders Module 16: Trauma Informed Care Module 17: Intellectual Developmental Disorders 
Module 18: Autism Module 19: Suicide Module 20: Suicide by Cop
Module 21:Responding to Suicidal Subjects Module 22: Adolescent Disorders  Module 23:De-Escalation Small Groups
Module 24: Recipient Rights Module 25: Substance Use & Co-Occurring  Module 26:Family Perspective (NAMI)
Module 29: Community Resources / Jail Diversion Module 29: Common Ground Module 30: Officer Wellness