CJC-5020AW Veteran Crisis Intervention Training

Encounters between first responders and veterans in crisis can be extremely dangerous and event deadly-for the first res ponders or for the veteran in crisis. Oftentimes veterans will only talk to another veteran during a crisis from a sense of commonality. Veteran Crisis Intervention Training teaches military veteran first res ponders, who are also CIT trained, how to effectively and peacefully resolve incidents involving a veteran in crisis. Officers learn to leverage their law enforcement training and their shared military experiences to deescalate the event and prevent violence. Emphasis is placed on connecting veterans with locally available resources designed to improve the health and well-being of the veteran, limiting unnecessary incarceration rates, and establishing a network of officers trained to respond to a veteran in crisis.