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BJA's CRIT Curriculum: Free Training Resources for Law Enforcement


For law enforcement officers, responding to situations involving individuals with behavioral health conditions (including mental health and substance use) and developmental disabilities in a safe, effective manner can present significant challenges. Responding to demands for accessible, standardized, and high-quality training, the Crisis Response and Intervention Training (CRIT) was developed by the Academic Training Initiative to Inform Police Responses, with the support of the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). CRIT is a 40-hour training curriculum designed to support law enforcement officers in their responses to individuals experiencing crises in their community.

Hosted by BJA’s Academic Training Initiative, this webinar will provide an overview of the CRIT curriculum and its development, describe the resources available to agencies through the online CRIT Toolkit, and discuss the implementation of CRIT in the field. We will also describe opportunities for agencies seeking support (i.e., funding, technical assistance) in the delivery of CRIT.


  1. Mike Hatch, Senior Program Manager, National Policing Institute

  2. Robin S. Engel, Senior Vice President, National Policing Institute

  3. Chan Noether, Director, Policy Research Associates

  4. Leigh Anne McKingsley, Senior Director, Disability and Justice Initiatives, The Arc of the United States

  5. Domingo Herraiz, Director, Programs, International Association of Chiefs of Police

  6. Brooke Mount, Senior Policy Advisor, Justice and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Justice Assistance


Webinar Recording


Webinar Slides

11.2.23 BJA's CRIT Curriculum Webinar-508
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