The St. Cloud Area Child Response Initiative, CRI, is a secondary program that addresses the needs of children and families exposed to violence and trauma in the St. Cloud area, which includes the cities of St. Cloud, Waite Park, St. Joseph, Sartell and Sauk Rapids. CRI provides a coordinated community response to children (0-18 years of age) and their families who have experienced any type of trauma or violence Through using a trauma-informed framework focused on safety and empowerment, CRI advocates, police officers, community providers and mental health professionals work together to support your child and family after an experience of violence or trauma.