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!
2/6/17 Dovetailing on the 5th Annual VACIT Conference announcement start giving consideration to the awards ceremony. You can download the nomination form by clicking here. The deadline for emailing nominations to Dean Barker is March 31, 2017.
1/27/17 Save the date! VACIT State Conference is Blacksburg May 7-9th! Details to follow soon!
12/27/16 Not a bad piece on the big picture of Jail Diversion and CIT. Check out the Daily Press's article here.
9/27/16 Richmond CIT has produced an excellent CIT video. Check it out here.
8/22/16 Some of the veteran Norfolk CIT trainers involved with this excellent film screening over this past weekend. Sgt. Chris Scallon is someone that makes us all proud! See the story here.
8/11/16 The 2017 Virginia CIT Conference date is set! May 7 - 9, 2017. More info here.
6/17/16 Make sure to stroll over and see the new VACIT Facebook page! Just search VACIT!
6/16/16 Make sure to check out Norfolk CIT in the news! Article title: "Don't ignore police successes with the mentally ill."
Sticky Note: Virginia CIT Coordinators, please email Dean Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org your CIT 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!