Monday, September 17, 2012

Volunteer for the Mobile Crisis Response Team!

Mobile Crisis Response Team:

These individuals will respond to everything and anything that an officer or detective deems necessary - including but not limited to domestics, rapes, suicides, child neglect, child abuse, assist with death notifications, homicides and, if needed, transportation to a shelter, Christmas Box House or a safe place with family or friends.

Volunteers must have no driving infractions on their record as use of county vehicles is required to provide transportation for victims and survivors.

This team will be hand-picked and highly trained to work with law enforcement, ensuring the utmost professionalism and preservation of confidentiality. They will also understand and respect the chain of command. The volunteer will also be required to attend the following trainings:

40 HR Domestic Violence Certification
40 HR Rape Recovery Training
Policies & Procedures
Medical Examiner-as available
Evidence Sensitivity- training by a UPD Staff member S.W.A.V.O.

Monthly/ Quarterly Meetings

A 15-20 minute response time is what we strive for. This is so we can assist the victim(s) with their immediate needs. We must be timely and effective in our response to continue to strengthen our collaborative relationship with officers on scene.

We ask our volunteers to be available to respond on scene for a minimum of three shifts that include a weekend and 1-2 days during the week. We are, however, flexible and value any time offered by our team members and make adjustments and revisions to the calendar as needed. Shifts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. at which time we have staff readily available to assist volunteers through difficult calls.

For more information, please contact Nubia Pena at 801-743-5860 or Lisa Kocherhans at 385-468-9366. 

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