What does the QRT do?

What does the QRT do?

Overdose Response

Primary Goal: Building connection and a relationship, and offering the services people want. 

When the QRT learns about an overdose, the Overdose Response Team arrives within 24-72 hours to where the overdose occurred and provides support to the victim(s), family and friends. They:

  • Encourage connections to recovery resources
  • Provide empathetic listening and supportive presence to the victim and family
  • Connect people to community resources if they need extra support
  • Respect if someone isn’t ready to stop using and provide referrals to encourage safer use

The overdose response team consists of:

  • Police Social Worker (PSW)
  • A member of the Traverse City Police Department Crime Prevention Unit
  • Addiction Treatment Services representative
  • A certified peer recovery coach

Overdose Prevention

Primary Goal: Proactively engaging people and their support systems (COSSUP, n.d.). 

During QRT Meetings, key community agencies who work with Vulnerable Populations (VPs) meet regularly for the goal of providing wrap-around services. They:

  • Identify limits to current community resources (we call these “potholes”)
  • Explore how these gaps can be filled
  • Discuss QRT program participants to make sure they have the support they need from community programs
  • Connect participants with community resources to get them additional help and prevent relapse or crisis

QRT Executive Summary

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