Mental Health Home
Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Services are proud to partner with NAMI MN and the Sheriff’s Department to bring the Memphis Model of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to Ramsey County. To learn about future classes, call 651-266-4112.
Crisis Interventions Team (CIT)
What is CIT?
CIT is a week-long course for patrol officers and other first responders, as well as jail and corrections personnel. It is designed to educate participants about mental illness so that, in times of crisis, officers recognize the issues and utilize de-escalation techniques, minimizing the potential for harm to be done to the individual, the officer, or the general public. CIT classes are based on the Memphis Model of CIT, the best-practices program recognized nationally for its effectiveness and positive outcomes.
Who may attend the CIT course?
- Law Enforcement Officers
- Sheriff Department Staff
- Jail and Corrections Personnel
- Other First Responders
Crisis Interventions Partners (CIP)
What is CIP?
CIP is a 16-hour course modeled after the CIT format. This “Best Practices” model assists professionals and lay-people in working with individuals with a mental illness who are in crisis.
Who may attend the CIP course?
People who work in professions related to mental health will all benefit from this course. For example:
- Detox Staff
- Residential Staff
- Social Workers
- Fire Fighters
- Hospital and Emergency Room Personnel