LAST WEEK: The Dane County Sheriff's Office and NAMI Dane County participated in a Corrections based CIT hosted by The National Institute of Corrections. NIC also provided them with an administrative trainer course, teaching their team how to plan, host, and facilitate a Corrections based CIT. They are very excited for this opportunity and anticipate hosting another training within the next year. They will be the first WI CIT&CIP training team to host a Corrections based CIT in the state.
THIS MONTH: Vilas, Onieda, and Forest county, making up the NAMI Northern Lakes Region, will be hosting their first CIT training! Their upcoming CIT marks as the first to reach the northern most parts of Wisconsin. This is an amazing and much needed opportunity for their local law enforcement and community. A huge thank you to the community partners for making this training possible; NAMI Northern Lakes, Tomahawk Police Department, Nicollette College, and Ministry Healthcare.
COMING THIS SUMMER: The Southwestern region of the state will be jumping on board with the CIT&CIP expansion. Southwest Technical College, Unified Services, NAMI Southwestern WI, and the Lancaster Police Department have joined forces to begin the planning of bringing both CIT and CIP trainings to their area. Currently, they are working on growing their community partnerships, vetting speakers/presenters, and outlining their training.
COMING THIS SUMMER/FALL: Two centrally located counties, Portage and Wood, have collaborated efforts with the goal of hosting a CIP training with the likelihood of a CIT to follow. They are currently holding regular coordinating committee meetings, reviewing CIT and CIP presentation topics, and attending other trainings around the state in preparation for their own. Keep up the great work!
For information and resources on adapting the CIT&CIP philosophy to your community please visit www.citwisconsin.org/bringing-citcip-to-your-community/.