CIT is a community-based collaboration between law enforcement, mental health agencies, consumers and family members, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Charlotte, and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).
Law Enforcement Officers are frequently front-line responders to persons in crisis with a serious mental illness.
In an effort to better prepare officers to respond to these individuals, a number of communities (more than 500 in the US) have developed a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Steven Clark was honored with the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery for his actions after he crawled into the line of fire to Sgt. Mike Naylor's side to administer aid and bring him back to safety.