The Atlanta Center for Medical Research sponsored and attended NAMI’s Annual Conference & Meeting in Savannah, Georgia April 21-23, 2017. The conference covered areas such as recovery, CIT, emerging trends, advocacy, and affiliate development. Julie Joyce and Mike Woody were the keynote speakers. Julie Joyce is a Chicago police officer and assisted with the implementation of the Advanced Juvenile Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for Chicago Officers. Lieutenant Mike Woody, retired, is the president of the CIT International Board of Directors.
The Crisis Intervention Team is a community program. It is a partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals living with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, and their families. The CIT program provides law enforcement with the appropriate tools to find solutions to assist individuals with mental illness and/or addiction disorders.