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The CIT-NJ (Crisis Intervention Team Program) was established here in New Jersey in 2007, based on the evidence based best practice, CIT Memphis Model. The (CIT-NJ) program is an innovative international police model that incorporates collaboration between the community’s law enforcement system and mental health system to respond to the needs of those in psychiatric…

Members of the Hope One outreach program and police canvassing Atlantic County during the annual count of the homeless saved the life of a homeless man who was overdosing Friday morning. The Hope One workers and local police found a man who was suffering from an overdose and quickly administered Narcan to save his life….

An 85-year-old diabetic from Pennsylvania who was reported missing was rescued overnight by a South Hackensack police officer nearly 150 miles from home. Officer Ashley Lagrosa, a graduate of our 1-Day Telecommunicator CIT program in 2018, spotted the Reading, PA man’s car parked on the side of Phillips Avenue between Routes 80 and 46 around…

FREEHOLD, NJ— Hazlet Patrolman John Corcione was praised Friday by the Monmouth County prosecutor for his compassionate handling of a call for a person in distress, ensuring that day that “everyone goes home,” as he put it. The officer, who attended a recent prosecutor’s office Crisis Intervention Training, used the lessons that he learned only…

Last week, a New Jersey State Trooper rescued a suicidal man attempting to jump from an overpass in Hillside, Union County.On March 2, at 6:31 p.m., Trooper Luckenson Noel was dispatched to the Ramsey Avenue overpass on Route 78 for the report of person sitting on the guardrail.When Tpr. Noel arrived, he made contact with…

A group of 38 police officers and mental health professionals have completed a crisis intervention training program in Cumberland County, NJ. Crisis Intervention Team training promotes collaboration between police and mental health workers to respond to anyone suffering a mental health emergency, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae. Training includes de-escalation techniques intended to…

When Raritan Police found a man threatening to take his own life, they used their training to save his life. On March 9 at 10:48 p.m., Raritan officers were called to a home on a report of a suicidal man, according to police. Officers found a 35-year-old Raritan man in his bedroom who started to…

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey is pleased to announce that Janice Campbell, Founder and President of Tri-State Canine Response Team, is our new Behavioral Healthcare Hero. While working for the Mental Health Association in many different roles, Ms. Campbell began to realize that animals could have a profound impact on some patients. She…

HEROES: A troubled Ridgewood man pulled a knife Thursday morning on village police, who avoided a possible standoff when they convinced him to drop it, authorities said. Officers responding to a report of a man having a mental health emergency at a Heights Road garden apartment complex found him “very agitated,” Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke said….

CIT-NJ would like to take a moment to Thank Hampton Behavioral Health Center who continues to help CIT-NJ in several counties in NJ. Several days ago they continued to showed their appreciation to their community Law Enforcement partners. Director of Business Development Anne Marie and Community Liaison Brenna dropped off lunch for our officers.Thank you…

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