Hope For Three serves as the exclusive autism educator for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department CIT program. Since 2014, nearly 1,800 officers and members of law enforcement from the Greater Houston area and surrounding counties have received training through the CIT program.
The CIT program educates first responders on engagement strategies and intervention techniques to diffuse crisis situations for individuals with autism and or those affected by mental illness. “Police are trained to respond to a crisis with a certain protocol, but this protocol may not always be the best way to interact with individuals with autism,” said Lieutenant Scott Soland, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department
If you would like to schedule a CIT presentation in your area, please complete the form below. For immediate assistance, contact Darla Farmer, 281-245-0640, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sergeant Jerome Ellis, Jerome.Ellis@fortbendcountytx.gov or Sergeant Richard Reiser, Richard.Reiser@fortbendcountytx.gov ~ Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department