Behavioral Health Professionals
CIT COMPANION COURSE FOR
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The intensive 2-day training will provide behavioral health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively when a consumer has involvement with the criminal justice system. The training will be conducted under the instructional supervision of local CIT-trained police officers, county prosecutors, jail administrators and personnel, and probation/parole officers. The training will offer practical information for behavioral health professionals about the complex criminal justice system. At the conclusion of the 2-day training, the participants will be able to interact effectively with various criminal justice professionals while advocating for consumers.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
- Law enforcement logistics
- Limitations of an officer’s authority
- Criminal Justice Institutions
- Legal issues
- Understanding probation and parole
- Law-enforcement ride-along
Participants are required to attend all 16 hours and participate in an officer ride-along to receive a certificate of attendance and/or CEU’s.
Dress code: Business casual/Department casual
Cost: FREE training for Montgomery County Alcohol Drug Addiction Mental Health Services provider agency staff, made possible by funds from the Montgomery County Human Services Levy.
Pre-registration is required. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are provided each day.
Behavioral Health Professionals (Click on the dates below to register)
September 7-8, 2022