Crisis Intervention Team Training for Jail/Corrections
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING FOR JAIL/CORRECTIONS
The Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy will be hosting a five-day, forty-hour
(40) Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training from January 10 through January 14, 2022. The
course is open to current corrections/jail officers, mental health professionals, and other
specialist’s integral to the recognition and treatment of mental illness.
– Learn from mental health professionals and experienced law enforcement officers from
local agencies on how to recognize and deal with people experiencing mental health
– Verbal de-escalation skills: CIT teaches skills for officer safety – the words, approach
and body language that convince a person to get help or defuse a potentially violent
– Familiarity with community resources: Site visits to community locations that offer help
and assistance to those experiencing mental health crises.
– Scenario-based training on responding to crises. With the help of trained experienced
officers and mental health workers, students practice their skills in common crisis
situations, and get immediate feedback from instructors and classmates.
– And much more
Training Fee: Free to jail/corrections agencies as well as local mental health and health care
In-service- 34 hours of career development
4 hours of legal
2 hours of cultural diversity
40 hours total
Course taught by members of Highlands Crisis Intervention Team as well as multiple community
Course Registration: Complete academy registration form and forward to academy.