Helping with Heart
News Flash - Register for the 2020 REACT Training Academy - POSTPONED Due to COVID19 Precautions. You are welcome to go ahead and submit an application for the training. We will keep it on file and notify you once the academy has been rescheduled. Thank you!
Thank you for visiting the Parker County Responding to Every Assault and Crisis Team (REACT) website.
You may not have heard of REACT unless you or someone you know has experienced a crisis where law enforcement was called to help. Weatherford Police Department and Freedom House work together to coordinate the Parker County Responding to Every Assault and Crisis Team (REACT). Volunteers for REACT are the behind the scenes people helping law enforcement provide victim needs. They provide comfort and support to those who have suffered a traumatic event. REACT volunteers may be called out when a loved one has died whether from natural causes, a fatality accident, suicide, etc. They may be asked to help watch children when officers are talking with parents or waiting for Child Protective Services. Volunteers may be requested to provide transportation to local shelters, hospitals, or law enforcement offices for victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault. Basically, REACT volunteers will help with whatever is needed to ensure that victim needs are being met.
REACT Mission Statement:
"The Parker County Responding to Every Assault and Crisis Team is directed to assist Parker County law enforcement agencies in serving the immediate needs of those who have been affected by a traumatic event. Our goal shall be to provide compassion and comfort to victims so that our law enforcement officers may return to their other duties."