The Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Model was created in 1987 by the Memphis Police Department in the aftermath of the shooting, and subsequent death, of Joseph DeWayne Robinson by Memphis Police officers at the LeMoyne Gardens public housing project on September 24th of that year. Mr. Robinson was cutting and stabbing himself when police arrived at the scene, indicating that he was exhibiting at minimum, signs of psycho-emotional distress and potentially mental illness. The details of what happened after police arrived are unclear to this day, but what is clear, is that Mr. Robinson was killed, and a major factor in his death was a lack of preparedness to address his needs by the officers who arrived on the scene.
The mission of the CIT model is to equip first responders (with a primary focus on police) with the skills needed to effectively intervene in crisis situations by providing care and support to those experiencing crisis, while ensuring the safety of those affected, the intervening professionals, and the community. CIT is often implemented in collaboration with behavioral health and law enforcement entities, with a goal to increase the crisis management capabilities of staff from both fields.
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