CIT-Y is a supplemental training available to law enforcement officers who have previously completed CIT training, but seek specific information on working with youth. Developed by the NCMHJJ, the CIT-Y provides research-based instruction on the following topics:

  • Adolescent development
  • Mental and substance use disorders commonly experienced by adolescents
  • Crisis intervention, de-escalation, and communication techniques appropriate for youth
  • Working with families
  • Legal issues
  • Community resources for youth