Annual ClT Awards Banquet
NAMI Memphis is proud to have been instrumental in the development of the CIT program here in Memphis. ln the past, NAMI Memphis advocated to local government and law enforcement for the implementation of training among law enforcement officers about mental illness and specialized approaches which might be used in situations involving mentally ill individuals for the purposes of improving outcomes, and ensuring greater safety for law enforcement officers, the mentally ill individual, and the community as a whole. When the time came to develop the CIT program NAMI Memphis was there at the table to assist with the development of the CIT model. NAMI Memphis remains involved in CIT training to this day and is happy to serve the community through its participation in the initial and ongoing training of the officers selected for the CIT program.
It is exciting to note that the CIT program which originated here in Memphis, TN has now become an international best practices for law enforcement interactions with mentally ill individuals around the world.
CIT Mission Statement: The Crisis lntervention Team (ClT) program is a community partnership working with mental health consumers and family members. The goal of CIT programs is to set a standard of excellence for law enforcement officers with respect to treatment of individuals with mental illness.
Join us for the next CIT Awards Banquet!
CIT Awards Banquet
Satursday, June 16, 2018
Bellevue Baptist Church
200 Appling Rd., Memphis,TN
Banquet tickets are:
$25 for the General Public and $20 for NAMI Memphis members.
Reserve your tickets today! Call NAMI Memphis, (901) 725-0305.