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.