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!
03/25/14 Don't forget about the Third Annual Virginia CIT Conference being held in Richmond on May 18th through the 20th. More information about the conference here to include if you qualify to have your accomidations paid for by the Virginia CIT Coalition. The conference is being held at the Hilton Richmond. Additional links that may be useful: Hilton Richmond and Visit Henrico.
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.
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!