crisis intervention team

[ krahy-sis in-ter-ven-shuhn teem ]

  1. a group of specially trained police officers supported by mental health workers and emergency medical services, who are dispatched to emergency calls related to mental health and substance abuse, with the aim of reducing the role of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in such incidents. Abbreviation: CIT

Origin of crisis intervention team

First recorded in 1945–50

Words Nearby crisis intervention team Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023