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Q: What is the Ventura County CIT Program?
A:  
  • Based on the "Memphis Model"
  • Countywide Pre-Booking Diversion Program
  • 40-hour CIT Academy trainings
  • Ongoing mental health update trainings
  • Collaboration and liaison work with the
    Behavioral Health Department
  • Interagency Meetings
   
Q: Why Train Police Officers?
A:  
  • First responders to 911 calls
  • Officers make "diversion" decisions
  • For sensitivity and understanding
  • For safety and a proactive approach
  • Liability issues
 
Q: What's the result?
A: Better service is provided by increasing the identification, understanding, and treatment of mentally ill individuals and individuals in crisis.
 
 
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