Tony Potter describes a scenario that was once the norm in the hospital emergency room (ER) where he oversees security: a police officer brings in someone for a psychiatric evaluation, and both officer and patient spend the next several days in the ER while the individual waits for an inpatient bed to open up.
A Q&A with Officer Bob Tutko of the Memphis Police Department Crisis Intervention Team on how CIT can address the needs of veterans.
By Maggie Smith, NAMI Information Assistant
Creating a CIT program in your community is a challenging undertaking. However, individuals who have successfully started CIT programs in their rural communities tell a surprising story: It’s not as hard as you might think.
Learn about the latest thinking in recidivism reduction, and what state and national leaders are planning, visit the National Reentry Resource Center.