Crisis Response Team provides information, support, and referrals to those impacted by trauma and serious loss.
On-Scene Support Services
- Free, 24/7, 365 on-scene response;
- Dispatched upon Police, Fire, Sheriff Department request only;
- 20 - 30 minutes on-scene response time;
- On-scene for
an average of 1 - 3 hours;
- Most common requests for service are in response
to a fatal traffic collision, completed suicide, homicide, death of a child, workplace violence, and accidental or sudden
death discovered by a family member, friend, or co-worker;
- Over 1,400
community members served per year, representing all ages, cultures, spiritual traditions, ethnicities, and backgrounds;
- Current geographic service location regionalized to the Southern California area.
Direct Support to Emergency Services Personnel
Crisis Response Team (CRT) members with advanced/specialized
training also provide direct behavioral health information, support, and resources to uniformed personnel, other emergency
services professionals, and their families/loved ones. Historically, these services have been requested after a line-of-duty
or off-duty death, a significant injury or loss to a Department member, a larger-scale, or high-profile incident.
Education and Community Outreach
CRT staff provide presentations, trainings, interviews, and educational opportunities
to city departments/divisions, area schools, businesses, emergency services agencies, community organizations, media, and
other entities regarding CRT services and acute, on-scene crisis support.