A relatively new piece by Mother Jones examines the current state of Crisis Intervention Team training for police in Chicago. As regular readers know, I think CIT training is fine but limited in its utility. It gives officers resources to apply to situations involving certain kinds of disability in crisis mode, but does little to prevent crises or shift police culture.
Still, we ought to have the training available. Apparently there will be over 900 officers trained this year. Will it help?
Some budget context.