The Ohio CIT Program

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The Ohio CIT Program

  1. 1. The Ohio CIT Program Home of the first National CIT Conference - 2005
  2. 2. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
  3. 3. From White to Red: The Story of Buckeye County
  4. 4. A situation occurs in Buckeye County
  5. 5. Bob calls NAMI Ohio The police arrested my brother, but what he really needed was to be taken to the hospital.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Betsy tells Bob about CIT and refers him to the CCOE website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://cjccoe.neoucom.edu </li></ul>What can I do to bring CIT to Buckeye County?
  7. 7. <ul><li>Bob sends luncheon invitations to: </li></ul><ul><li>County Sheriff </li></ul><ul><li>Police Chief </li></ul><ul><li>Judges </li></ul><ul><li>CMH Board Director </li></ul><ul><li>Local Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>County Commissioners </li></ul>
  8. 8. A CIT Committee is formed.
  9. 9. Buckeye County requests expert technical assistance.
  10. 10. Lt. Michael Woody & Dr. Mark Munetz
  11. 11. The Committee makes the preparations for the training. CJ/CCoE & NAMI Ohio helps.
  12. 12. The training is held. Twenty-five peace officers graduate.
  13. 13. CIT trained peace officers in Buckeye County are now able to recognize when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis and act accordingly.
  14. 14. Bob becomes the CIT Coordinator for Buckeye County. He ensures that training programs are offered regularly to peace officers throughout the County. Hi Betsy, this is Bob, we’re having a CIT Training at the end of the month. Can NAMI Ohio supply the pins?
  15. 15. CIT officers are fed and nurtured.
  16. 16. Buckeye County goes from white to red.
  17. 17. Poster on door leading to Dispatch Center where CIT Programs exist
  18. 18. Sustaining CIT in Ohio: http//cjccoe.neoucom.edu
  19. 19. Sustaining CIT in Ohio Edited by Lt. Michael Woody (retired)
  20. 20. Sustaining CIT in Ohio: The Ohio CIT Coordinators Group
  21. 21. “ Ohio CIT Officer of the Year” Lt. Chris Bowling Columbus P.D.
  22. 22. Ohio Core Elements of a CIT Program <ul><li>Follows the Core Elements of CIT International guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>With the exception….. </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio does have a Rural CIT Model </li></ul><ul><li>This model still requires adherence to the core elements, but accepts less than 40-hours training due to the lack of places to conduct field trips to and smaller sized classes. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Ohio CIT Statistics <ul><li>First CIT Program May 2000 – Akron P.D. </li></ul><ul><li>First Mental Health Court Jan. 2001 – Akron </li></ul><ul><li>Now Ohio leads World in CIT Programs & Mental Health Courts! </li></ul><ul><li>2009 - </li></ul><ul><li>Cit in 74 out of 88 Counties </li></ul><ul><li>3900 sworn officers have volunteered </li></ul><ul><li>358 Law Enforcement Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>49 College/Universities (254 officers/security) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Ohio CIT Statistics continued… <ul><li>246 Corrections officers </li></ul><ul><li>25 Ohio Highway Patrol Troopers </li></ul><ul><li>103 Probation Officers </li></ul><ul><li>39 Parole Officers </li></ul><ul><li>94 Hospital Security Officers </li></ul><ul><li>62 Park Rangers </li></ul><ul><li>125 Police Dispatchers </li></ul><ul><li>21 officers from other states & 3 from other countries </li></ul>
  25. 25. 2010 CIT Star Counties Ohio Sworn Law Enforcement trained <ul><li>Athens County – 34% </li></ul><ul><li>Brown County – 31% </li></ul><ul><li>Medina County – 41% </li></ul><ul><li>Richland County – 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Hancock County – 77% </li></ul>
  26. 26. Keeping Track of CIT Progress in each County <ul><li>The CJ/CCoE (Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence) collects and distributes this data using standardized reporting forms </li></ul>
  27. 27. Latest National Honor <ul><li>The Council of State Governments has selected OHIO as one of 3 states to showcase in a document providing technical assistance to other states that may be looking to promote CIT! </li></ul>
  28. 28. Major CJ/CCoE partners NAMI Ohio Justice Evelyn Stratton

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