What is the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and What Does it Mean for Peers?


Jason Klaus

Tim Conroy

Presentation Description: The Missouri Crisis Intervention Team is a partnership of law enforcement and other first responders, behavioral health providers, hospitals, courts, individuals with lived experience and community partners who are dedicated to implementing the Missouri Model of CIT. Through these partnerships and training, first responders can help individuals in crisis by connecting them with appropriate community resources. The involvement of Peers throughout the CIT process is essential in providing the best possible outcomes. The presenters will provide practical information from both the lived experience community and law enforcement on expected positive outcomes from a collaborative partnership. Questions and discussion from audience participation is highly encouraged.


  • Define “what is” the Missouri Crisis Intervention Team
  • List the “expected outcomes” of a successful CIT program
  • Identify opportunities how Peers can participate in a CIT program
  • Discuss how can family, friends and those in crisis can request a “CIT Officer”


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