Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

In partnership with the CNY Care Collaborative, AccessCNY offers Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT) to help foster better relationships between individuals with disabilities or mental health diagnoses and law enforcement. The goal of CIT is to better inform law enforcement officials about community based resources in order to keep those with a mental health diagnoses or disability out of the justice system and/or emergency room.

Training Structure:

The CIT trainer team consists of both mental health professionals and law enforcement officials (current or former). Together, these individuals offer the 40 hour training in a flexible structure to meet the needs of the community.

Understanding the time constraints of law enforcement officials, an additional truncated training series will be developed to make the training more accessible. Topics will include, but not be limited to:

  • De-escalation techniques
  • Understanding mental health diagnoses and developmental disabilities
  • Addiction
  • Community based alternative resources
  • The perspectives of families and those with a mental health diagnosis



Spencer Gervasoni
CIT Training Coordinator
Phone: 315-218-0823 | Fax: 315-478-3118



CIT Training will be offered to law enforcement officers and administrators; first responders; code enforcement officials; and school resource officers.