Behavioral Intervention Team

Behavioral Intervention Team

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The Behavioral Intervention Team is still available to assist via email and our online reporting form.

Our primary goal is to provide threat assessments and early intervention of reported students before a crisis arises on the campus. We do this by identifying, assessing, and monitoring students who were reported by a staff or faculty member of the College. These students may display moderate to elevated levels of distress, disruption, or behavioral disregulation. We may recommend psychological assessment, medical leave, and/or withdrawal to the student, when necessary, pursuant to CUNY’s Medical Withdrawal and Re-Entry Policy and Procedures. For our specific Policies and Procedures, we recommend you to read our Guide.


Team Members:  Dean of Students; the Directors of Accessibility Services, Public Safety, Health Services, Counseling Services, and the Women's Center for Gender Justice; College Prevention Coordinator; Conduct Officers; faculty representation; and Counsel of the President.  

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Protocol on Responding to the Death of an Alumnus

Frequently Asked Questions (Click Tab for Answer)

Why should I report someone?

We are here to build a safe and healthy community for students, faculty, and staff. By reporting someone you feel is in distress, we are able to mediate and find solutions to your concerns, so everyone can be safe.

How do I report someone?

Simply click on the, "Submit a Report" button on the left. If you would like to, you may consult with a member of BIT and/or the Dean of Students before submitting a report through emailing us,

What will happen after I report someone?

Once you submit a report, you will receive an acknowledgement from a member of the BIT team, confirming that we have viewed the report and are taking the appropriate steps to remedy the situation. You should not expect detailed information about the outcome of the report, because the issue may involve confidentiality rights of the person being reported.

To substantiate the report, we may speak with the person being reported; gather additional evidence or information by interviewing members of the John Jay Community; compile additional documentation; review evidence sources (e.g., Google, public information, Public Safety records, academic records); or make a referral to BIT or another entity.

In case of emergency, who should I contact?

Report emergency or extreme situations immediately to the Public Safety Department at 212.237.8888 and/or 911 (as appropriate) if an individual displays an imminent threat to self or others, serious disruptive or threatening behavior, damages property, or breaks the law.

What else should I report to BIT?

If you see or experience any of the following, submit a report. Elevated and severe behavioral concerns such as suicidal thoughts or impulses, violent and aggressive impulses, depression, disruptive behavior, emotional/behavioral dysregulation, or clear indication of physical and sexual abuse should immediately be reported to the Dean of Students for referral to the Behavioral Intervention Team. Mild to moderate mental and behavioral health concerns (e.g., signs of emotional difficulty, situational stressors, and changes in usual behavior) should be referred for consultation or intervention to the Wellness Center.