|Bergen, Essex, & Passaic County programs||862-200-4078|
|Hudson County programs||201-370-4232|
|Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, & Warren County programs||908-403-0804|
|Somerset County PESS (Screening Services)||908-526-4100|
|Sussex County programs||973-383-8670|
|Union County programs (including Homeless Outreach)||908-512-7400|
|General Administrative calls||908-512-7400|
Contact: Stephanie Simon
CIT Mental Health Coordinator
Bridgeway Crisis Intervention Services
152 Central Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 885-2539 • Fax: (201) 885-2546
The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a nationally acclaimed best practice model, geared toward law enforcement and mental health providers. It is a collaboration of county based professionals committed to improving their local county's law enforcement system and the mental health system's response to persons experiencing a psychiatric crisis who come into contact with law enforcement first responders.
The CIT course is a 40 hour, five day training comprised of classroom instruction, community site visits, and practical exercises for law enforcement officers and psychiatric screening and mobile response professionals. Each county's CIT Leadership Team designs and delivers the curriculum.
CIT is important because when a public safety situation occurs involving a person in psychiatric crisis, law enforcement officers will be the first responders.
CIT Training provides participants with knowledge and de-escalation skills which may decrease the necessity to use force in certain situations, offering protection both to the officers involved and the person in crisis.
* If you are interested in CIT training for your county, please contact the NJ CIT Center of Excellence 856-522-0639 ext. 105
- None scheduled at this time.