What is CITAC?

CITAC is a partnership among Colonial Behavioral Health, Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg and the law enforcement agencies of James City County, City of Poquoson, City of Williamsburg, York County and the College of William & Mary.

The program focuses on enhancing community collaboration while developing effective programs and responses to individuals with mental health issues. Crisis Intervention Team training is aimed at improving criminal justice and the mental health system responses to crises.

The CIT program is a nationally recognized program that provides law enforcement officers advanced training to triage behavioral health emergencies.  These officers work in conjunction with Colonial Behavioral Health’s CIT Assessment Center (CITAC). 

At the CITAC, officers have the ability to transport persons (when needed) who are in behavioral health crisis to a safe and caring environment for a higher level of assessment by a trained clinician. 

Persons in the community can call the 24 hour CBH Crisis line (757-378-5555) to coordinate for a friend or family member to get help with a behavioral health crisis.

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