Welcome to the Virginia CIT Coalition Website
The Virginia Crisis Intervention Team (VACIT) Coalition is a collaborative membership group. Members include individuals interested in learning about or supporting CIT initiatives as well as representatives from CIT programs throughout Virginia. Regardless of whether a program is in its initial stages of development, still working to implement various aspects of the CIT program or a fully operational CIT, we share ideas, resources and information all for the betterment of the citizens of the Commonwealth.
The mission of VACIT is to promote and support the effective development and implementation of CIT programs in Virginia in order to improve the criminal justice and mental health systems and to help prevent inappropriate incarceration of individuals with mental illness.
CIT NEWS from around the Commonwealth!
02/01/14 Officer self care and wellness are something never to be forgotten. Virginia Beach CIT has Clarke and Tracie Paris coming February 20th, 2014 to present "Pain Behind the Badge." More information here.
01/16/14 Be sure to check out the OAG Statewide CIT Training Initiative frequently asked questions section that was just listed.
10/13/13 Some new resources up in the Resouces area. Nice job Tom Von Hemert on the Crisis Card.
07/24/13 Great work Chief Steve Sellers of Albemarle Police who intervened with a young man on a bridge. Thomas Jefferson CIT and the rest of the state are very very proud. Full story here.
06/03/13 Last year's CIT Trainer of the Year, Sgt Shane Waite was selected as Richmond PD's Sergeant of the Month. See Sgt Waite in this video still taking time turn the spotlights on to CIT. Congratulations Shane!
4/25/13 Lynchburg CIT is in the news. Check out the story and short video here! Nice work Tim Paul and his training team.
04/18/13 For those of you who know Lieutenant Dennis Lambert of the Dublin Police Department who has done more CIT trainings across the state then can easily be counted; there has been a small change... Congratulations CHIEF Lambert effective May 1st !
04/01/13 Colonial CIT in the news! Great job CIT Deputy Tal Brewer! More here.
02/15/13 Congratulations to Colonial CIT. This new program has grown like gangbusters! Great job on your second Core CIT class and graduating your 50+ trained CIT Officers!
02/01/13 Check out the 2012 Virginia CIT Summary Report here!
01/14/13 Take a moment and check out Alexandria's CIT program as covered by PoliceOne.com!
01/03/13 Happy New Year one and all!
12/12/12 Virginia CIT Coordinators, please email Dean Barker at email@example.com your 2013 training calanders to add to the Training Schedule link.
Welcome to the Virginia CIT Coalition Website. Stay tuned to exciting updates about training schedules, curricula and CIT events from all across Virginia!