The below resources are intended to provide additional information and guidance to any locality that is interested in or in the process of developing a CIT program.


Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises
CIT International, August 2019

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide
SAMHSA, September 2018


New Federal Guidance for Alternatives to Police for People with Behavioral Health or Other Disabilities

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law & Vera Institute for Justice, January 2024

Rethinking the Police Response to Mental Health-Related Calls: Promising Models
Police Executive Research Forum, October 2023

Promoting Mental Health and Criminal Justice Collaboration Through System-Level Partnerships
Frontiers in Psychiatry, February 2022

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training and Impact on Mental Illness and Substance Use-Related Stigma Among Law Enforcement
Drug and Alcohol Dependence Reports, September 2022


Law Enforcement In-Service: A Review of Working with Individuals in Distress and Ways to Increase Officer Wellness
NYS Office of Mental Health, February 2021

Module 1: Mental Health Issues

Module 2: Communication Tools and Strategies

Module 3: Legal Issues

Module 4: Officer Wellness

Should Police Respond to Mental Health Emergencies?
Institute for Police, Mental Health & Community Collaboration, October 2020

Two Great Examples of Transforming Crisis Response Systems
CIT International Virtual Conference, August 2020

Broome County’s 911 Distressed Caller Diversion Program
NYS Office of Information Technology Services, September 2019

Social Media

“Police-Mental Health Crisis Intervention Network of New York” is a LinkedIn group open to anyone in NYS who is interested in mental health and criminal justice collaboration.

“Crisis Intervention Team Programs” is a LinkedIn group open to anyone who is currently involved with a CIT program.


CIT International Annual Conference

NAMI-NYS Annual Education Conference

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