To provide quality training that sets the standard of excellence for law enforcement officers working with mental health consumers and the community.
To facilitate understanding, development, and the implementation of Crisis Intervention Teams to ensure the safety of all persons during crisis situations.
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger -- but recognize the opportunity.”
In 2002, the CIT of Broward replicated the Memphis Model of Crisis Intervention Team training and created an exceptional faculty represented by a broad spectrum from the behavioral health community: Nova Southeastern University, Barry University, the Veteran’s Administration, ARC Broward and consumers and families from the community. This group worked diligently to proffer the first CIT Training in Broward County.
The program includes 40 hours of training for law enforcement officers:
CIT – Broward Coordinator
United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse
System of Care Manager
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition
The Broward Youth Coalition (BYC) is a group of over 80 high school drug-free youth leaders representing all areas of the local community.
South Florida Family Day is a day to eat dinner with your children. A national movement to encourage families to enjoy meals together at least 4-5 times per week.
SBIRT is a United Way Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse initiative to identify, reduce, and prevent substance misuse among individuals 14 to 30 years of age.