Resources for Crisis Response Professionals

NCPI is a proud sponsor of CoRCon 24 and a proud sponsor and exhibitor at the 2024 CIT International Conference.

A national program designed to increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to effectively create or enhance Crisis Intervention Teams (CITs).

CIT ASSIST is powered by the National Center for Policing Innovation and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). The foundation of CIT ASSIST is a Community of Practice (CoP) made up of the agencies that apply for and receive COPS Office funding to improve responses
to mental health crises.

No-Cost, On-Demand eLearning

Through the CIT ASSIST program, the National Center for Policing Innovation proudly offers a collection of web-based crisis response trainings and resources developed in partnership with the COPS Office and CIT International.

Access them today on the COPS Training Portal and on the COPS Training Portal Mobile app. 

How to Get Involved

Do you want to benefit from the variety of learning and networking opportunities offered through CIT ASSIST? Visit the COPS Office Promoting Access to Crisis Teams program website to review options and keep informed about future funding to improve your community’s response to mental health crises.

For more information about CIT ASSIST, email the team at [email protected].


This project was supported, in whole or in part, by Cooperative Agreement Numbers 15JCOPS-21-GK-02306-SPPS, 15JCOPS-22-GK-04868-PPSE, and 15JCOPS-23-GK-03993-PPSE awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) or contributor(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific individuals, agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues. Given that URLs and websites are in constant flux, neither the author(s) nor the COPS Office can vouch for their current validity.