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Crisis Prevention Institute Case Study

City of Austin (Texas) and the Prepare Training® Program – Katrina Townsend


This case study of City of Austin is based on an August 2016 survey of Crisis Prevention Institute customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“CPI saved my job and possibly my life. My library branch was overrun with people conducting criminal activity. They were stealing, fighting, performing sex acts, you name it and they were doing it. CPI gave my organization and me as an individual a framework to start from.”

“CPI improved staff de-escalation skills, improved overall safety, and has become ingrained in our training.”

“After implementing CPI training, everyone feels safer.”


  • Sought CPI training to:
    • Reduce disruptive incidents
    • Improve customer and employee interactions
    • Improve staff confidence in working with challenging clients
    • Improve staff skills in managing behaviors


  • Categorizes their organization as a library


  • Reduced challenging/disruptive behaviors by over 50% since implementing CPI de-escalation techniques
  • Improved staff skills and confidence by 50—74% since implementing CPI de-escalation techniques
  • Achieved return on investment with CPI by:
    • Reducing disruptive incidents
    • Reducing workplace violence
    • Reducing injuries and liability
    • Improving customer and employee interactions
    • Improving staff skills and confidence

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