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Posted 9/9/15

Sponsored by the WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission, the CIT-King CO program in partnership with King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division through the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Plan (MIDD), Marion County Crisis Outreach Response Team (OR),  Portland Police Bureau (OR), and the Performance Leadership Institute, Inc. (OR).

Registration for the 2015 CIT Regional Conference is now open!

$100 per Attendee full conference fee

$40 daily rate if attending only part of conference

Registration Form: Due to demand the deadline has been extended to September 3, 2015, use the application for registration: file icon pdf Click Here - Updated 8/21/15

Conference Agenda: Click on the link to see the current conference agenda. file icon pdf AGENDA - As of 8/18/15
***CEU credits will be offered for some of the training courses - see updated agenda for which classes have CEU credits approved. Please note, this is a FULL 3-day conference and in WA it counts towards annual in-service training hours.

Hilton Vancouver, Washington - Lodging Now Available - as of 9/9/15
Lodging rate: $137/night (2 Queen beds in each room)
Responsibility of the attendee or agency.
Contact 360-993-4500 to make a reservation.
Room block pricing expires August 21, 2015.
Reservation link:;jsessionid=GMJZCKI2X4HM0CSQA0N3EWQ


Red Lion Hotel at the Quay (Vancouver)
Lodging rate: $137/night
Responsibility of the attendee or agency.
Room block pricing expires August 21, 2015.
CIT Regional Conference Attendee Lodging - Click Link for special conference lodging.
Reservation link:


Click the link to additional hotels via the Visit Vancouver USA website at

Conference Presentations: Click on the link to see the presentations for the conference.

file icon pdf CLICK HERE

Keynote address: Oso Mudslide: Response, Recovery, Aftermath

This keynote address presented by Oso Fire Chief Willy Harper will talk about the response to one of the nation's worst natural disasters the Oso Mudslide that occurred in the morning hours of Saturday, March 22, 2014. Detailing the initial response searching for victims to the physical and mental health supports for the community and first responders as they dealt with the devastation and the resources provided to them during the recovery stage. Chief Harper will also address the long term affects for the community and first responders as well.

Vendor/Resource Fair & Sponsorships - We are now accepting applications for the vendor/resource fair and conference sponsorships. 
**Special Notice, 8/5/15- The next 12 vendor/resource applications submitted will be complimentary. 

click the link for details: file icon pdf CLICK HERE - Deadline Aug 20, 2015


CIT Awards Dinner

Do you have someone, worked with someone, or know someone that has provided or responded to a crisis intervention type incident and has gone above and beyond. Awards will be presented at the CIT Regional Conference awards Dinner on September 15, 2015, and all nominees will be recognized.

CIT Awards nominations are now being accepted for the following categories:

*CIT Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
*CIT Corrections Officer of the Year
*CIT Coordinator of the Year
*CIT Mental Health Practitioner of the Year
*CIT Community Resource of the Year

The committee is pleased to announce the awards dinner entertainment: Willie Halliburton-Comic Cop, see more details at:

CIT Awards Dinner Banquet - will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 6:00 - 9:30 PM at the CIT Regional Conference.
Tickets $25/each for attendee and spouse/guest.

Ticket order form: file icon doc Click Here - Due September 9, 2015

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The WSCJTC provides training for criminal justice personnel responding to people in mental health crisis. The training, called Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT), involves working in a team with mental health practitioners, law enforcement, medical personnel, and other first responders to provide the best services possible to the individual in mental health crisis. This training is currently offered statewide by agencies that include, but are not limited to Wenatchee Police Department, Longview Police Department, Kennewick Police Department and Olympia Police Department.


In 2008, the WSCJTC created a curriculum manual with suggested course materials on CIT. The WSCJTC also has informational guides from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations regarding CIT available.

Available by request to criminal justice agencies:

1. Crisis Intervention Training Suggested Course Materials Manual - WSCJTC 053108
2. Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses, Strategies for Effective Law Enforcement Training,
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) 2008

3. A Guide to Implementing Police-Based Diversion Programs for People with Mental Illness, Melissa Reuland, January 2004, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

In 2010, the WSCJTC partnered with King County Mental Health to provide CIT Training to first responders in working or assigned to King County. CIT-King CO training has been set up to include 40-hour Basic training, in-service, and much more.


CIT-King County Courses

Statewide CIT Trainings


Crisis Intervention Team Resources

There are many CIT resources available nationwide. This CIT Resource Page lists local, county, state, and national resources. This listing is for resource purposes only and is not endorsed or supported by the WSCJTC. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to have your resource added.

Regional CIT Association

Currently in process of being formed; more information pending.


Contacting the WSCJTC Crisis Intervention Team Training Program

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Bob Graham

Statewide CIT Program Manager  
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Rachelle Wright

CIT-King CO Program Manager 
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Sergeant Don Gulla
CIT-King CO Program Coordinator
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WSCJTC CIT Training Office Contacts

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Office Fax: 206-835-7953