CIT-Y is a law enforcement-based, crisis-response and diversion strategy in which specially-trained law enforcement officers respond to calls involving adolescents experiencing behavioral health crises.
Standard CIT training provides information on mental illness, how it affects people in crisis, and how best to respond to crisis situations. While there are some general similarities between adults and youth, there are important and unique distinctions that require specialized knowledge. CIT-Y trains police officers on response techniques that are appropriate for youth.
NCYOJ is excited to offer a number of yearly Train-the-Trainer events. As the CIT-Y curriculum requires specialized knowledge of working as a police officer and clinical training, NCYOJ encourages prospective attendees to apply in pairings that include a law enforcement officer and a clinician. Please see registration details for specific date and location offerings.
If you are interested in partnering with us to host a CIT-Y Train-the-Trainer, please review our host site application.
For more detailed information, please contact NCYOJ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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