The Parker County Responding to Every Assault and Crisis Team (REACT) is a victim-centered organization developed to assist those who have been affected by trauma or violent crime.
The History of REACT
REACT came to life in 1999 when Parker County law enforcement agencies, Freedom House, and the Parker County Co-Op came together to focus on the need in Parker County to provide support to victims who have suffered a traumatic experience.
The group organized extensive training for volunteers to create a team that could respond at the request of any Parker County law enforcement agency to assist with the needs of victims and provide on-scene crisis intervention.
For more information or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact MaryLou Curry at Freedom House at (817) 596-7543 or Alecia Durham at Weatherford Police Department.
Team training includes topics such as:
- Crime Victims' Compensation
- Law Enforcement Procedures and Protocol
- Crisis Intervention
- Stress Management
- Dealing With Death/Grief
- Child Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault
- Mass Disasters
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
After the Initial Training
Once the initial training is completed, volunteers are required to attend a monthly meeting/training session and have scheduled on-call time frames when they may be called out at the request of law enforcement.
How You Can Help
Besides being a REACT volunteer, there are a number of other ways that you can help.
- Invite REACT to make a presentation for your organization.
- Donate supplies (teddy bears, blankets, coloring books, etc.).
- Make a financial donation.
- Tell people about REACT and the services we provide.
- Assist with training sessions and monthly education meetings.
- Sponsor refreshments at monthly education meetings.