August, 2023-Jim McNulty wins “Advocate of the Year” at the CIT International conference in Detroit, Michigan.
Without Jim McNulty's advocacy, CIT would not have come to Rhode Island. During his tenure on the national NAMI Board, CIT “Memphis Model” was rolled out nationally. Jim was the primary steadfast advocate who brought CIT to the policy table again and again until his vision came to fruition. He serves on the Board of CIT-RI and is an instructor in all academies. For over 40 years, Jim McNulty's career has been dedicated to mental health advocacy and to the recovery movement. Jim is currently the Executive Director of Oasis Mental Health Wellness and Recovery Center in Rhode Island.
CIT statewide coordinator and project manager talks to Brown University about developing tools for first responders to use during de-escalation.
From The Independent: Federal funds will help law enforcement agencies across Rhode Island become better equipped to respond safely and effectively to mental health crises.
From Patch: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse helped lead the passage of the bipartisan Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act, which gave funds to Cranston.
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