St. Cloud Area Child Response Initiative (CRI)
St. Cloud Area Response Initiative (CRI) provides a coordinated community response to children, birth to age 18, and their families who have experienced any type of trauma or violence. This program is available to residents of St. Cloud, Sartell and Waite Park. We have partnerships with St. Cloud School District 742 and Stearns County for referrals to the CRI program.
Through the lens of a trauma-informed framework, our CRI advocates, along with police officers, community providers and mental health professionals, work together to support children and families after an experience of violence or trauma.
We work with our clients to build resilience after traumatic events and connect to services that will assist them in reducing the long term effects of experiencing traumatic events.
Referrals are made by the local police departments.