The New River Valley Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program currently operates two Assessment Centers in our service area. The first is actually housed at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg. The second Assessment Center, which opened in early 2016, is located in the City of Radford.
CIT Assessment Centers provide a secure location where CIT-trained law enforcement officers can transport an individual who may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis and have that person safely evaluated by a mental health professional. The Assessment Center allows a custody transfer of the individual soon after they arrive.
Patrick Halpern, CIT Coordinator