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Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement is a powerful 60-minute presentation that NAMI Massachusetts offers police departments as part of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program. Through collaborative community partnerships and intensive training, CIT improves communication, identifies mental health resources for those in crisis, and ensures officer and community safety.

Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement presentations are delivered by two trained speakers. People with lived experience of mental health or substance use conditions and family members of people who have experienced mental health or substance use challenges share their stories, including their interactions with law enforcement. Speakers present their stories to police departments to help police officers respond effectively and compassionately to individuals in crisis.

Support for this program is provided in part by:
Volunteer with Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement

Volunteer as a Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement presenter
Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement is presented by two trained speakers who share their experiences interacting with law enforcement during a mental health crisis. Download the flier to learn more about becoming a Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement speaker (pdf – opens in a new tab).


Volunteer to support Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement

Volunteers help with program development, outreach, promotion, and more. Volunteer to support Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement – fill out our volunteer application!

Contact us for more information about NAMI Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement:

Eliza T. Williamson, M.Ed, MFA, CPS
Director of Community Education and Training
617-580-8541 x 221
ewilliamson@namimass.org

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