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 Packet: CLICK HERE - Updated 3/23/15
Hilton Vancouver, Washington
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: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PDXVAHH-CIT-20150913/index.jhtml;jsessionid=GMJZCKI2X4HM0CSQA0N3EWQ
Conference Presentations: Click on the link to see the presentations for the conference.
Keynote address: TBA
CIT Awards Dinner Banquet - will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 6:30 - 9:30 PM at the CIT Regional Conference. Details will be posted.
Tickets $25/each for attendee and spouse/guest.
Vendor/Resource Fair & Sponsorships - We are now accepting applications for the vendor/resource fair and conference sponsorships.
click the link for details: CLICK HERE - Deadline Aug 20, 2015
CIT Awards Nominations - Nomination Form 2015 CIT Awards Nomination Form
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 Non-Commissioned Staff of the Year
*CIT Coordinator of the Year
*CIT Agency Executive of the Year
*CIT Mental Health Practitioner of the Year
*CIT Community Resource of the Year
Deadline to nominate someone is August 20, 2015. Email completed nomination form to
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 recourses. This listing is for resource purposes only and is not endorsed or supported by the WSCJTC. Please email
to have your resource added.
CIT Regional Conferences
We maintain a page with information, agendas, and presentations available for download after the conferences.
2014 Conference Registration and Information Link:
Regional CIT Association
Currently in process of being formed; more information pending.
Contacting the WSCJTC Crisis Intervention Team Training Program
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Statewide and King County CIT Program Manager
CIT-King CO Program Administrator
Sergeant Don Gulla
CIT-King CO Program Coordinator
WSCJTC CIT Training Office Contacts
Office Fax: 206-835-7953