The York County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a community partnership between the York County criminal justice system, working with mental health professionals, consumers, and family members to create a team of trained law enforcement professionals who will be readily available to intercept those individuals with mental health issues who are encountered by police at street level and are in crisis. The aim of the program is to divert people with mental illness in crisis to more appropriate resources. The purpose is to provide a more humane and calm approach for dealing with those with mental health issues and to integrate the police with the community to pursue the common goals of safety, understanding, and service to people with behavioral health issues and their families.
Benefits of Crisis Intervention Team
Decreases officer injury rates
Decreases number of arrests of individuals with mental illness
Connects individuals in mental health crisis to appropriate mental health services