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The first Bergen County CIT class.

CarePlus Brings First CIT Training to Bergen County

During the week of June 20th-24th, the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained 35 Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals at the Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) headquarters during the Inaugural CIT training in Bergen County.

The CIT program is designed to unite community law enforcement, mental health and emergency response professionals when an individual is experiencing a mental health crisis. This is achieved through the use of de-escalation skills and scenario-based training. Benefits of the training include enhanced communication between resources, officer and citizen safety, and more efficient use of professional time as well as public money.

“This training has been something that many partners in Bergen County have hoped to bring to fruition,” Kristine Pendy, Senior Vice President at CarePlus, remarked. “We are grateful that it is finally here and that we are training law enforcement, security officers, NAMI and mental health providers throughout the county to work together in meeting the needs of our community”.

The Bergen County CIT Law Enforcement Coordinator is Lieutenant Michael Devine, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. Amie Del Sordo is the Bergen County CIT Mental Health Coordinator, as well as the Director of the CarePlus Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program (PESP,

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