Behavioral Health Department
Children's Intensive Response Team (CIRT)
Through the Children's Intensive Response Team (CIRT) program, children and their families with escalating mental health issues are provided immediate access to crisis intervention services, both by phone and in person. Services are provided to children/youth up to 21 years of age throughout the county 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Response services are provided in the community wherever appropriate and best meets the needs of the youth and family. CIRT also provides extended intensive case management and support for up to 30 days to assist families in accessing ongoing services. Through the 30 day follow up, culturally and linguistically competent CIRT staff facilitate in-home stabilization, conduct assessments, begin family driven resiliency planning, and establish linkage and brokerage to culturally appropriate community and faith based services. Program is contracted to Casa Pacifica.
To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call 24/7 1-866-998-2243.