Deescalating Situations with CIT

With 33 percent of inmates in need of mental health services, the PA Department of Corrections knows the importance and delicacy of handling mental health crises. The DOC implemented Crisis Intervention Training to educate employees on how to handle situations when they arise. In this episode, CIT Program Manager Jim Kehoe explains the program’s history within the DOC and how it is used today. Kehoe also shares his personal experience using CIT inside the facilities, including a time when he used it to save an inmate from suicide.