In 2019, Ron Bruno, a retired Utah police officer and executive director at Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) International, told #CrisisTalk that “mental healthcare shouldn’t come in a police car.” More than two years later, he says the seemingly obvious statement remains controversial, especially in places that use law enforcement as
Until 2008, Virginia had one of the most restrictive civil commitment clauses in the nation, tangling families in a web of exclusion and insufficient access to care. No one knows that better than journalist Pete Earley, author of “Crazy,” whose son, Kevin, was stuck in a cycle of crisis and
As communities struggle with COVID-19 and increasingly respond to emergency rules, Major Sam Cochran (ret.), co-chair of CIT International’s Board of Directors, said leaders must support and keep open essential mental health crisis services. He shared with #CrisisTalk that without them, the default mental healthcare provider and law enforcement drop
Ron Bruno, executive director of CIT Utah and 2nd vice president at CIT International, says mental health shouldn't come in a police car.
Judge Leifman chats about diversion programs and how judges are well-positioned to bring about critical change in mental health. Nineteen years ago, Judge Steven Leifman had an experience that forever altered his perception.
Nick Margiotta, president of Crisis System Solutions and retired Phoenix police officer, says law enforcement are critical stakeholders in behavioral health crisis services.