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Beyond Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Classroom Training: Videoconference Continuing Education for Law Enforcement

NCJ Number
International Journal of Law and Psychiatry Volume: 62 Dated: January-February 2019 Pages: 104-110
Annette S. Crisanti; Jennifer A. Earheart; Nils A. Rosenbaum; Matthew Tinney; Daniel J. Duhigg
Date Published
February 2019
5 pages
This article presents an overview of the Albuquerque Police Department's use of video conferencing to provide extended learning for crisis intervention teams (CITs) in law enforcement agencies across New Mexico and throughout the nation.
The training program, called CIT ECHO, includes case debriefings related to behavioral health. Experts and psychiatrists review behavioral health topics and debrief complex cases with officers. This overview of CIT ECHO discusses its key elements, implementation challenges, and how its reach and effectiveness are being evaluated. (publisher abstract modified)