NAMI Indiana's Technical Assistance Center provides resources for Crisis Intervention Team programs in Indiana
(Operated by NAMI Indiana - Indiana's leading subject matter expert on Crisis Intervention Team program development and best practices) with the support of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction and in coordination with the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. We also provide Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) Mapping Workshops through our SIM Mapping Network and continuing education for professionals.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A SUICIDAL CRISIS, MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, SUBSTANCE USE CRISIS, OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS CALL 988 TO SPEAK TO A TRAINED CRISIS SPECIALIST 24/7.
If the nature of the crisis requires a response from the Fire Department, Law Enforcement, or EMS, call 911.
The CIT Indiana Coordinator Toolkit is for CIT Coordinators only. But please see many other resources below.
Resources for the 10 Core Elements
(Element 1) List of CIT stakeholders to include on your CIT steering committee
(Element 2) Steering Committee Member Roles
(Element 3) Policies for Law Enforcement Agencies
(Element 4) How to Include Dispatchers in Your CIT Program
(Element 5) Recommended 40-hour CIT class template
(Element 6) List of Mental Health Receiving Facilities Worksheet
(Element 7) CIT Methods for Using Data
(Element 8) In-Service Trainings
(Element 9) Ways to recognize and honor your CIT partners and officers
(Element 10) How to help develop CIT in other communities
From CIT International:
Position Papers and Resources
“a nonprofit membership organization whose primary purpose is to facilitate understanding, development, and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs throughout the U.S. and worldwide in order to promote and support collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illnesses, their families, and communities and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.”
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises
Crisis Intervention Team Core Elements
Position Statement on Providing CIT Training in the Pre-Service Academy
Position Statement on CIT as a Specialist/Generalist Model - Not Mandated Training
Position Statement on Non-Law Enforcement Participants in CIT Trainings
Mental Health First Aid or CIT: What Should Law Enforcement Do?
National Mental Health Policing Resources
University of Memphis CIT Center
The Sequential Intercept Model
NAMI - The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Crisis Intervention Teams for Youth (CIT-Y)
Resources specific to Indiana
"Preparing for and Responding to a Crisis" Booklet
Legislation describing the function of the CIT Indiana Technical Assistance Center (I.C. 5-2-21.2-6)
CIT Indiana Coordinator Manual
Immediate Detention Law (aka up to a 24-hour hold; I.C. 12-26-4)
CIT Indiana Mini-Grant Application Form
Updates on the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline in Indiana