The Victim Support Team(VST) provides on-site crisis intervention and support to domestic violence victims immediately following a domestic violence incident. The program addresses the gap in services for domestic violence victims and their children between the time patrol officers respond to a call and the time advocates, detectives and prosecutors make contact with the victim for follow-up. VST assists the victim by locating crisis needs such as shelter, food, clothing, and transportation. VST volunteers provide information about community resources, explain “next steps” in the criminal justice system, and help victims develop a safety plan. SPF Grant funds support much needed volunteer training, which helps increase the skill-set of the VST program, as well as assist with volunteer retention.