Criminal Justice and the Mentally Ill: Strange Bedfellows, (Provided with permission from the Texas Tech Law Review, Volume 49, Summer 2017, Number 4)



United States Council of State Governments Publications

Improving responses to People with Mental Illnesses: The Essential Elements of a Specialized Law Enforcement-Based Program (New York: Council of State Governments Justice Center 2008)

Statewide Law Enforcement / Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives (New York: Council of State Governments Justice Center 2012)

Information Sharing in Criminal Justice-Mental Health Collaborations: Working with HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws (New York: Council of State Governments Justice Center 2010)

Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: Tailoring Law Enforcement Initiatives to Individual Jurisdictions (New York: Council of State Governments Justice Center 2008)

Law Enforcement Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: A Guide to Research-Informed Policy and Practice (New York: Council of State Governments Justice Center 2008)



About CIT

Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An invaluable Community Resource

The Crisis Intervention Team Model of Police Response to Mental Health Crises: A Primer for Mental Health Practitioners

Crisis Intervention Team - Commission on POST - State of California

CIT International

Background and Summary of Evidence about Crisis Intervention Team Policing

For Police, a Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Illness



CIT in Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections CIT Program

Crisis Intervention Training for Corrections Employees Working with Mentally Ill Offenders

Crisis Intervention Team Training for Correctional Officers: Introduction

Training Corrections Officers on Mental Illness Promotes Prison Safety

Training helps Wash. officers deal with mental illness at jail

Impact of a Mental Health Training Course for Correctional Officers on a Special Housing Unit

Crisis Intervention Training for Corrections, Now More Than Ever

United States: Force Against Prisoners With Mental Illness



CIT Program Evaluations

Evaluation of Allegheny County's Crisis Intervention Team Training Program

Effects of a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Program Upon Police Officers before and after Crisis Intervention Team Training: An Evidenced Based Program Evaluation Project in Miami Dade County Florida

Toronto Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) Program Implementation Evaluation Final Report

Evaluation of Chicago Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team for Youth Training



Court Cases

Supreme Court confronts case of mentally ill suspect shot by police

California Court Finds “Horrific” Treatment of Mentally Ill Prisoners


Class action launched over treatment of mentally ill inmates in federal prisons

Illinois DOC Settles Lawsuit Over Mental Health Treatment



Harris County Sheriff's Office Stars and Stripes Program

Eight percent recidivism rate among veteran offenders

Jail doesn't keep veterans from receiving the care they need

YouTube video: Forgotten Veterans



Harris County Sheriff's Office Mentoring Moms Program

Helping incarcerated parents connect with their children

Helping pregnant inmates

Mentoring Moms

HoustonPress Article