Law Enforcement Engagement

The Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE) is a grassroots, non-profit 501 (C)(3) research and training collaborative whose mission is to serve as an interdisciplinary resource and catalyst for law enforcement and community collaboration, support and education. This unique organization is composed of a cross-section of stakeholders: municipal and state law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals, families and persons with mental illness and educational institutions.

CABLE partners with SBDI to train local police officers and school resource officers in Crisis Intervention Team—Youth (CIT-Y). CIT-Y is a training curriculum developed by police officers for police officers to address youth-specific issues.

This 8 hour curriculum trains police officers and/or schools resource officers on:

  • Mental Health
  • Adolescent Development and Trauma
  • Youth Specific Crisis Intervention/De-escalation Strategies
  • Family Perspective
  • Legal Issues
  • Behavioral Health Resources

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