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, St. Joseph, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and Waite Park.

Through the lens of a trauma-informed framework, our CRI advocates, along with police officers, community providers and mental health professional work together to support these children and families after an experience of violence or trauma.

By focusing on safety and empowerment, we work with our clients to avoid significant traumatic or violent events in the future.

Referrals are made by the local police departments.