Police confrontations with mentally ill subjects can quickly turn tragic, as neither side may understand the other. Specially trained crisis intervention teams have spread around the country to prevent deaths, injuries, and unnecessary incarceration.
- Laura Usher, Crisis Intervention Team Program Manager, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Mary Neal, Director and co-founder, Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
- Dr. Randolph DuPont, clinical psychologist and Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Memphis
- Sam Cochran, Major, Memphis Police Dept. (retired) and Project Coordinator, University of Memphis CIT Center