This multidisciplinary conference is being sponsored by the Virginia Crisis Intervention Team (VACIT) Coalition, the New River Valley CIT Program, and the Virginia Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The two day conference offers opportunities for CIT programs to network, learn from each other and nationally recognized experts, and return to their programs with information that will transform their systems of care. Conference check in will begin at noon on Sunday, May 7th at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Members of all Virginia CIT programs are encouraged to attend.
DBHDS is pleased to be able to provide up to 25 scholarships for peers, family members and advocates associated with Virginia CIT programs. The scholarships will cover conference registration and 2 nights lodging. Individuals interested in a scholarship should contact Stephen Craver (Stephen.Craver@dbhds.virginia.gov) to apply for scholarships.
A conference fee of $150.00 is required for this event and must be received by April 30th 2017. Payment by credit card is the preferred method of payment. Conference registration fees are non-refundable. Registration includes training materials; conference meals (light breakfast and full lunch for two days); continuous snack and refreshment service; Monday evening Networking Event at Lane Stadium (entertainment, food and refreshments); and the VACIT Awards Banquet.
The Conference will be held at The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center. We have 100 rooms available at the Conference Center and additional room blocks at the hotels listed below. These additional hotels are located less than a mile from the Conference Center. A map is included below which shows the hotels’ proximity to the Conference Center. Please keep in mind that the group room block for all participating hotels will be released on April 7th. After that date, the rates will increase substantially.
100 rooms available ($100/night, plus tax – single occupancy; $120/night, plus tax – double occupancy)
80 rooms available ($114/night, plus tax – single or double occupancy)The Hyatt is a brand new hotel and is set to open within the next 4-6 weeks. They are currently having difficulty with their online booking system which is not recognizing the VACIT Group Rate. Please book your room through their website at the standard rate and write “VACIT Group Rate” in the comments under special requests. The hotel will make sure to change your room rate once the system is updated.
80 rooms available ($109/night, plus tax – single or double occupancy)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg
Group Code: CIT
80 rooms available ($100/night – single or double occupancy; includes breakfast)
Conference registration is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may send another person from your CIT program in your stead. Please have your CIT Coordinator notify us of any changes. You may contact Stephanie Arnold at Stephanie.Arnold@dcjs.virginia.gov if you need to make changes.
On the evening of Monday, May 8th (8:00 – 11:00 pm) we will host a networking event inside the South End Zone Club Lounge at Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium. The event is free for conference attendees and it will include a cash bar, catered hor d’oeuvres and deserts, and music. Other details about the event will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead, including the possibility of a free shuttle service to and from participating hotels.
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