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    Crisis Intervention Teams Assist Law Enforcement

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    A shorter version of this article appeared on pp. 5–7 of the Fall 2017 print edition.The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a police-based, first responders’ pre-arrest jail diversion model for individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder. A new CIT coalition is being developed in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The online version of the article also includes additional information about specialized police responses.Specialized training / Mat-Su adapts CIT / CIT requires culture shift / SIDEBAR: Specialized police response models / Reference

    Intervention toolkit

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