Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence

Program Resources

Crisis Intervention Teams are robust programs containing ongoing, operational, and sustaining elements.  The Core Elements included in each of these categories work together to create a fully operational CIT program; therefore, implementation and adherence to the core elements are central to the success of a program’s goals.

Remember CIT International’s motto that “CIT is more than training!”

Ongoing Elements

  1. Partnerships: Law Enforcement, Advocacy, Mental Health
  1. Community Ownership: Planning, Implementation & Networking
  1. Policies and Procedures

Operational Elements

  1. CIT: Officer, Dispatcher, Coordinator
  1. Curriculum: CIT Training
  1. Mental Health Receiving Facility: Emergency Services

Sustaining Elements

  1. Evaluation and Research
  1. In-Service Training
  1. Recognition and Honors
  1. Outreach: Developing CIT in Other Communities


If you are just getting started in developing a CIT program, please refer to the Getting Started webpage to review the CIT Toolkit, Core Elements, Ohio CIT Coordinators Expert Consensus Document, and much more!


Phone: 330.325.6670

Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence

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