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We work to establish evidence based practices & program support for

crisis intervention training throughout California

To accomplish this purpose, we work to raise public and stakeholder awareness through education and outreach, establishing and disseminating standards for developing, implementing and sustaining crisis intervention programs within the diverse communities of California. We provide assistance to Behavioral Health and Law Enforcement partners interested in developing CIT programs, supporting research, improving public health and safety.

The purpose of the California Crisis Intervention Training Association (CACITA) includes:


The promotion and expansion of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) throughout the State of California.


The provision of professional forums, meetings and conferences for the purpose of sharing best practices among CIT officers, CIT presenters, behavioral health and other health care professionals and community partners.


Continuous knowledge and skill development for CIT trained officers, presenters, behavioral health professionals and other first responders to support their healthy and safe communication and wellbeing.


Facilitation of ongoing dialogue and partnerships among behavioral health professionals, community partners and law enforcement.


The development and promulgation of evidence-based best practices by which California’s law enforcement, public safety agencies, and other first responders can improve service to people in crisis.

Upcoming Events

Crisis Cops: Law Enforcement Approches To Mental Health (FREE)

Thursday, September 1, 2022
1PM - 3PM (PST) - Virtual Training

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First Responders Training Series (FREE)

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School Threat Protocol and the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team's (PERT) Response to School Threats)

September 14, 2022
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)

Gun Violence Restraining Orders and Red Flag Laws)

October 5, 2022
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)

The Collaboration between the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC), the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and PERT while Responding to Threats

November 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)

Ongoing Events

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program Spotlight Series

Spotlight Series