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Alliance Surpasses CIT Training Milestone in Durham

November 22, 2019, marked Alliance Health’s 45th Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training in Durham, bringing the number of Durham first responders we have trained to 1075.

CIT training teaches police and other first responders how to recognize and respond appropriately to individuals in behavioral health crisis so that they may de-escalate dangerous situations and refer individuals, when appropriate, to treatment instead of emergency departments or jail. Along with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for first responders and other community members, CIT is a foundation for Alliance’s longstanding commitment to improving safety and health in our communities.

Special thanks to Alliance Criminal Justice Specialist, Laylon Williams, who leads all Durham CIT trainings, as well as our partners NAMI Durham, Durham County Government, City of Durham Government, Durham County Emergency Medical Services, Durham Police Department, Durham County Sheriff’s Office, Duke University, Durham Technical Community College, North Carolina Central University Police Department, NAMI, and North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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