Glossaries

CIT Training

CIT training refers to specialized training for law enforcement officers to effectively and safely respond to individuals experiencing behavioral health crises.

Clients & Families

Clients-families refer to individuals receiving behavioral health services and their relatives or loved ones involved in their care and support.

Collaborations

In criminal justice behavioral health, collaborations refer to partnerships and coordinated efforts between agencies and organizations to address complex issues.

Competency

Competency refers to an individual’s ability to understand legal proceedings and make informed decisions in their criminal justice case due to their mental state.

Consulting & Technical Assistance

Consulting: technical assistance provides expert guidance and support to individuals, organizations, and systems seeking to improve their behavioral health-related practices and services.

County, State & Federal

In criminal justice behavioral health, county-state-federal refers to the overlapping jurisdictions and funding sources that influence policy and program implementation.

Courts

Courts are legal institutions that adjudicate criminal and civil disputes, including cases involving behavioral health issues such as mental illness or addiction.

Criminal Legal

Criminal legal refers to laws related to crime, arrest, prosecution, defense, and punishment, as well as the legal system and its various actors, such as judges, lawyers, and law enforcement.

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

In criminal justice behavioral health, Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) refers to specialized law enforcement units trained to respond to mental health crises.

Crisis Response Team (CRT)

In criminal justice behavioral health, Crisis Response Team (CIT) refers to specialized psychiatric, often non-law enforcement units trained to respond to mental health crises.

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