The Crisis Response Team (CRT) program is composed of professionally trained civilian community volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments in each of the fifteen Council Districts. CRT volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention, attend to urgent victim comfort needs, acts as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel, and give referrals to victims and their families affected by a death, a serious injury, a violent crime or other traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicides, suicides, serious traffic accidents, natural deaths and multi-casualty incidents. The CRT program is managed by the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security & Public Safety in collaboration with the City’s Fire and Police Departments.
The seven-week training session begins on October 15, 2012 till December 5, 2012, and will take place on each Monday and Wednesday evenings at the L.A. Police Headquarters in downtown L.A.
Volunteers with bilingual capability in Spanish and Korean are most needed.
Click here for the CRT Flyer or click here for the application link for the upcoming CRT training academy. Please contact Jeffrey Zimerman via email at LACRT@lacity.org for additional information. CRT application link: