Crisis Response Team (CRT)

Are you compassionate and looking to help your neighbors? Are you willing to provide support and resources during times of crisis? Can you commit to volunteering every month for at least one year? If so, Mayor Garcetti’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) is looking for you! Being a CRT volunteer is an extremely rewarding experience, as our members provide support and resources to those facing tragedy in our community.
Members of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) are volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles Fire Departments. CRT Volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention and act as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel. Referrals are also given to victims and their families affected by a death, violent crimes or traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicide, suicide, serious traffic accidents, natural deaths and multi-casualty incidents, officer involved shootings and other major incidents.
The Academy is up to 9 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Sept. 20th, 2016. Interviews are being setup for the third week of February. Additionally, all CRT volunteers are required to sign up to be on-call for thirty-six (36) hours a month and asked to participate in continuing education training.