Trauma Response Team

Trauma Response Team (TRT) is a locally designed initiative funded by the City of Syracuse since 2010.  TRT responds to violent incidents, concentrating on homicides and shootings that involve life-threatening injuries. They offer on-site support at crime scenes and SUNY Upstate’ s emergency room, serving as intermediaries between aggrieved families of victims, community members, hospital staff and law enforcement in the chaotic atmosphere often created after a traumatic event. TRT gauges the “violence pulse” at the community level to identify potential issues that could incite violence or retaliation related to specific violent incidents. The United Way of Central New York is the grantee for this project.