Although 2020 was a year of change mixed with uncertainty and a little chaos, it was also a time of great resilience. We have not set aside our mission. We are pleased to announce our 2021 Texas CIT Association Conference, to be held April 8-10, 2021, in Amarillo, Texas. This two and a half day conference is expected to draw 200-250 attendees and will include sessions on specialized police responses to the mentally ill, developing successful collaborations between law enforcement and behavioral health providers, and developing public-private partnerships, and other relevant topics.
Given the importance of the intersection between mental illness and the criminal justice system, particularly the ever-expanding role of local law enforcement in this area, we invite you to join us at this year's conference. Your support will enable the Texas CIT Association to deliver a high-quality event that empowers local communities to strengthen the safety nets that so many Texans living with mental illness are forced to rely on, while simultaneously working on developing strategies that are targeted toward keeping these individuals out of the criminal justice system for good.
We hope that you will join us in supporting this important conference, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Scott Soland, TCIT President