Today we continue our look at the opportunity to make helping out your community your New Year’s Resolution. Brandy Matteson with the Gillette Police Departments Victims Services Unit invites you to look into some of the volunteer work that can be done with the Crisis Response Team.
“The Gillette Police Department Crisis Response Team is responsible for essential direct services to victims of all types of crime, seven days a week twenty four hours a day. The Crisis Response Team is made up of two Gillette Police Department Staff members and volunteers from the community that train in Crisis Response. We have a forty hour academy that runs every year and individuals from the community can train to be Crisis Responders and help those in need in the community.”---Matteson
Crisis response advocates are trained to ensure victims have the support and information they need to begin their recovery. Some of that information and support include crisis intervention, emotional support, information about court proceedings, plus referrals to community services. You can find more information about the program online.
“For citizens that are interested in joining the Crisis Response Team, information can be found at our website---Matteson http://www.ci.gillette.wy.us/index.aspx?page=1082
An application can be found at web-link that you can complete and turn into the Gillette Police Department. There is also a video online which explains in greater detail what the Crisis Response Team does.