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Running Head: CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING (CIT) 1 Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Student’s Name Institutional Affiliations
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CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING (CIT) 2 Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Mental illnesses and disorders have complicated the way police can facilitate law enforcement. People with mental health problems need consideration on issues of law enforcement and better ways devised to deal with them. Crisis intervention training (CIT) was introduced to assist police officers to deal with issues concerning people affected by mental disorders. CIT focuses on how the safety and need of people affected with mental disorders are addressed by eversion to criminal justice systems. Critical intervention training is important for police officers to acquire knowledge in dealing with mentally ill people. Crisis intervention training programs are beneficial, although their effectiveness is limited and should be introduced to all police departments to ensure inclusivity while dealing with criminal and deviant acts in society. CIT was established after a person by a police officer who had a history of mental illness and drug addiction in Memphis, TN (Blevins, Lord & Bjerregaard, 2014). An African American was cutting himself using a knife and threatened to attack other people. A police officer confronted the young man and requested him to drop the knife, but the young man rose up and ran towards the police officer to attack him. For the safety of the police officer, he opened fire and killed him (Blevins, Lord & Bjerregaard, 2014). Mr. Robinson’s mother called the police to inform them of her son, who had mental problems and has been using cocaine is cutting himself and even threatening to kill others. Mr. Robinson failed to respond to the police officers. Police had killed the years before about seven mentally ill persons, and some police officers encountered death after the implementation of CIT (Blevins, Lord & Bjerregaard, 2014). National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held discussions and involved the community and police and sponsored training in 1988 (Blevins, Lord & Bjerregaard, 2014). Nowadays, NAMI
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CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING (CIT) 3 organizations encourage CIT programs and education around the USA. NAMI ideas have grown and spread internationally following to cater to individuals with mental disorders.
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