Ask a Doc-Ask a Cop: The CIT Knowledge Network
About This Show
The CIT Knowledge Network brings you education, conversations and perspectives on behavioral health from the Crisis Intervention Team, Inc. It also features recording from the CIT Knowledge Network on Project ECHO. Listen in for a look into programs, training, awareness, and initiatives in behavioral health. This is part of your Crisis Intervention Team, Inc. (www.goCIT.org), a 501(C)3 non-profit. Subscribe for ongoing lessons and discussion to keep you and your organization in the know. Send your questions or comments to ask@goCIT.org.
Most Recent Episode
Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)- Brian Stettin Treatment Advocacy Center
6 days ago
Brian Stettin from the treatment advocacy center stopped by the CIT Knowledge Network to give a talk about the history of AOT. This is a unique law that directly impacts communities and public safety.
The Treatment Advocacy Center was founded in Arlington, Virginia, by E. Fuller Torrey, MD, in 1998. Dr. Torrey had worked for 15 years at a Washington, DC, clinic for homeless people with severe mental illness and authored Out of the Shadows: Confronting America’s Mental Illness Crisis about the criminalization of mental illness. After consulting with other experts in the mental health and legal fields, he concluded that a concentrated effort was needed to reform state civil commitment laws so that decompensating individuals with severe mental illness received treatment before they became dangerous, homeless, incarcerated, victimized or suffered other common consequences of non-treatment.