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Crisis Response Team

 Have you been told that you are a good listener? Are you usually the one to comfort your friends and family in difficult times? Do you want make a difference in someone’s life? Do you have flexibility in your day and night schedules? Do you speak a language other than English? 
The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team is looking for kind and compassionate Angelenos to join our team.
Description: Members of the 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, act as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel and give referrals to victims and their families affected by a death, a violent crime or other traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicides, suicides, traffic fatalities, officer involved shooting, death notification, infant deaths, natural deaths and multi-casualty incidents.
Notes on Training: The 2017 Training Academy is 6-weeks, twice a week between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., and three Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Los Angeles Police Training Academy in Elysian Park. You do not need previous crisis response training. By the end of the CRT Academy, volunteers with feel confident in their abilities to provide support to surviving victims of crime and accident. 
We require volunteers to be on-call 36 hours a month: Three 12-hour shifts. A minimum of a one year commitment is required. You must be 21 years of age to apply.
Application and more information can be found HERE
Please contact Eddie Alamo (, or Mandy Pifer (, if you have any questions or need additional information.
Joseph H. Avalos, Director
Crisis Response Team (CRT)
Mayor's Office of Public Safety
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
Cell  (213) 359-4206