Mayor’s Crisis Response Team

Working in collaboration with city, county and community-based organizations to provide crisis care and support.

Key Impact

Available 24 hours/7days a week
1,197 volunteer hours in 2021
Responded to over 4,750 incidents since 2010

Providing Angelenos with crisis care and support during their most traumatic moments.

The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) was formed in 1992 at the behest of Los Angeles Police Captain Tim King. CRT’s mission is to support crisis survivors on the worst day of their lives. Volunteers with the CRT undergo extensive training in crisis care, intervention, and working with other city departments. The CRT responds to homicides, suicides, death notification assistance, domestic violence support, officer involved shootings, infant deaths, and serious traffic collisions. With over 250 screened and highly-trained volunteers, the CRT works in collaboration with many city, county, and community-based organizations to ensure that Angelenos have crisis care and support at their sides during their most traumatic moments.  Volunteers are deployed to incidents and provide on-scene emotional support, counseling, connections to resources, and follow-up calls to ensure that people impacted by a traumatic incident have the support they need to begin the process of healing.

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Issue Area

Disaster Relief & Recovery


Mayor’s Office of Public Safety
Los Angeles Fire Department
Los Angeles Police Department

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