NAMI Wisconsin is excited to announce that we have been awarded the statewide Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)/Crisis Intervention Partner (CIP) expansion grant! This is very exciting for NAMI Wisconsin and funding starts as of November 1, 2014. This grant award means that NAMI Wisconsin will take the lead on expanding the 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for law enforcement and the 16-hour Crisis Intervention Partners (CIP) training for correctional officers within the WI Deptartment of Corrections. This is a truly invigorating initiative as NAMI Wisconsin will work in partnership with our existing training teams to expand trainings by establishing statewide and local steering committees, disseminating information and hosting train-the-trainer events. If your community is interested in starting a CIT community initiative please contact the NAMI Wisconsin office at 608-268-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about CIT & CIP please see: namiwisconsin.org/nami-public-education
NAMI Wisconsin is also hiring for a full-time CIT Coordinator to help coordinate this initiative. The job description can be found at: namiwisconsin.org/our-team