About Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team
Established in 1997 by the Appleton Police Department, the Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team (VCR Team) is a 501(c)(3), volunteer-based organization that assists local law enforcement agencies and other emergency personnel in providing on-scene support for community members in the aftermath of a crime or traumatic event. In addition to providing immediate support, we also follow up with community members after the crime or traumatic event to ensure they’re getting the services and resources necessary to heal and move forward.
The Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team is funded by a Victims of Crime Act Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, as well as from individual donations from community members. In order to be as effective as possible, we put a heavy emphasis on staying in alignment with our mission statement and building the best team possible. You can read our mission statement and learn more about our team below.
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Our mission is to ensure that victims/survivors, witnesses of crime, and those experiencing other traumatic crises are treated with dignity, respect, fairness, compassion, courtesy, and sensitivity.
In order to achieve our goals, we’ve assembled an amazing team made up of board members, paid staff, trained volunteers, and police liaisons.