Trained Crisis Responders employees and volunteers respond on-scene to provide immediate crisis intervention and mobile advocacy, helping victims and survivors recover from the trauma of crime. VWS' Crisis Responders are contacted by law enforcement agencies, emergency service providers, community partners, or by request of non-reporting victims to provide crisis management, resources, social service referrals, safety planning, and advocacy. Crisis Responder support is guided on a case by case basis by client wishes.
Activities with which a Crisis Responder may assist include education on immediate options, assisting with law enforcement reports or anonymous reports, arranging for forensic and/or wellness exams, engaging family/friend networks, providing help with basic immediate necessities (food, shelter, transportation to a safe location), assisting with victims compensation process, giving resources and referrals, preparing a victim impact statement, attending initial appearance hearings, and safety planning the next 48 hours.
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If you have questions or are interested in becoming part of the Volunteer Crisis Response Team:
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Or, for more information contact Jermaine Barkley: firstname.lastname@example.org