Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin
A Regional Conference
am - 5 pm
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute, Cowles Auditorium
CIT does not stand for "Crisis Intervention Training"
as many believe but "Crisis Intervention Team". CIT is an innovative first responder model of mental health crisis intervention and prevention
with community, law enforcement, healthcare and advocacy partnerships. There is much more to CIT than just training. CIT is a program that provides the foundation
necessary to promote community and statewide solutionson
how torecognize, prevent, manage
and de-escalate mental health crisis. CIT provides a forum for effective problem solving regarding the interaction between
the criminal justice and mental
healthcare systems and creates the context for sustainable change in communities, counties, states and nationally. Indigenous communities on reservations and in urban communities
have also gotten involved through the program: Indigenizing Crisis Intervention Teams in Indian Country.
This conference will provide opportunities for CIT practitioners and community
and state leaders to discuss collaborations that will build safe, strong, healthy communities where everyone
can recover and live in wellness.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo joined
the force in 1989 as a patrol officer in the 3rd Precinct. He has served as a School Resource Officer and a Northside
beat officer. He also has internal affairs and property-crime investigation experience. He has served as inspector for
the 1st Precinct, Deputy Chief and Chief of Staff. Chief Arradondo received his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
from Metropolitan State University and holds a Master's Degree in Human Services from Concordia University. He is a graduate
pf the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Chief Arrodondo
is also a proud graduate of Minneapolis Roosevelt High School.
Major Sam Cochran (ret.) is nationally known for his work developing the CIT model. He was the Coordinator
of the Memphis Police Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) which started in 1988 from an outpouring of community partnerships. He
holds a Masters Degree in Political Science/Criminal Justice from the University of Southern Mississippi. He retired from
the Memphis Police Department after 33 years of service which include numerous assignments including Coordinator of the Memphis
Hostage Negotiation Team. Retiring in 2008, Major Cochran joined the University of Memphis as a CIT Project Grant Coordinator
and as Coordinator of the CIT Center. Major Cochran is passionately engaged in many services promoting CIT as a community
program – more than just training. In addition to receiving the City University of New York (CUNY) John Jay College
of Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement News Person of the Year Award (2000), the National Alliance on Mental Illness named an
annual law enforcement advocacy award after Major Cochran.
Keynote Abstract: CIT and The Community: Partnerships, Responsibility, Accountability and "MORE"
Defining CIT is sometimes erroneously presented as "only" a law enforcement
program. It is important for communities and partnerships to define, structure and implement their CIT model beyond limitation
of "just" training. This presentation gives understanding of CIT in terms of a community identity and ownership.
The MORE of CIT will also include some real, contemporary experiences where CIT lost its identity & community ownership
& failed in efforts to sustain CIT as a true community program.
is the Director of Oaye Luta Okolakiciye, a non-profit cultural based safehouse/crisis-center and addiction healing program
that provides Cultural based prevention, intervention and continuum of care services to Rapid City, SD, and surrounding Indian
resevations. Mr. Tyon is from Oglala, SD, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He focuses on reconnecting cultural
values in healing from alcohol and drug addiction, historical, intergenerational trauma, understanding why it compounds personal
trauma. He utilizes a cultural therapy approach networking with mainstream therapy and developing a curriculum for prevention,
intervention and restoration.
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