Homicide Response Team

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Homicide Response Team

Individuals experiencing crisis should call  585-428-1303 for information on the Homicide Response Team.

The Homicide Response (HRT) Team proactively addresses the traumatic impact that homicides have on grieving Rochester families through providing free wraparound services to victim(s) and their families with the goal of helping to achieve healing through support and planning. 

This team provides a comprehensive community response through immediate on scene support for families and victims, support for neighbors with grief and intervention services in an effort to prevent retaliation or continued violence, and streamlines the coordination of needed services and resources (including financial assistance if eligible).  When needed the Clergy Response team responds to scenes of homicide to provide spiritual support to victims' families.  The Monroe County Office of Mental Health also partners with the HRT to provides long term support to vicitims' families.  

Victims of crime, survivors of a homicide victim or children who have witnessed a crime may be entitled to compensation benefits through the NYS Crime Victims Board and may include: 

  • Uncovered medical expenses 
  • Lost wages  
  • Funeral expenses  
  • Essential personal property  
  • Counseling services 
  • Transportation costs to court  
  • Loss of support benefits  
  • Rehabilitation services 

Learn more: Person in Crisis Team | Community Support Team Crisis Intervention Services