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CIT in Action

April 2010

Feature Story: New Study Validates Effectiveness of CIT

Advocates involved in CIT programs at the local level know from experience that training in mental health crisis intervention for police helps to minimize incidents of violence and promote the safety of consumers and officers. A new study analyzing officer attitudes about the use of force adds to the growing body of evidence that confirms these observations.                                                                                                                                                                           (More… )


Advocacy Spotlight: State Budget Cuts are NAMI’s Top Priority in 2010

A new fact sheet  on criminal justice issues is part of NAMI’s effort to combat state budget cuts to mental health services. This fact sheet describes how cuts will only exacerbate the criminalization of people with mental illness, and includes information about the many proven approaches to providing effective community services to individuals living with mental illness who are at risk of becoming involved with the justice system. This new resource is a part of NAMI’s State Advocacy 2010 initiative.           
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News and Announcements

NAMI National Convention June 30-July 3rd

The NAMI National Convention is coming up, June 30-July 3 in Washington, D.C.                    
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Criminal Justice Reinvestment Act Moving through Congress

On March 11, the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Act, introduced this winter by members of both the U.S. House and Senate, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee--the first of several steps towards passage.                         
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New Resource on Tailoring Law Enforcement Initiatives to Individual Jurisdictions

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center in March released a new publication that discusses varying law enforcement responses to people who live with mental illness.                                                                    
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Please let us know what you think we should include infuture editions of CITin Action by e-mailing Laura Usher.

 


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