Become a Victim Advocate


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Mesa CountyGrand Junction, CO 81501


Sheriff's Office Victim Advocates respond to scenes of crime and other traumatic incidents to assist deputies in working with victims, witnesses, and their loved ones. We give emotional support until the victim's own support network can be reached and we have the ability to help people with immediate needs. We provide information and referrals for longer-term assistance in our community. We explain what happens next and help victims prepare for tomorrow.

In the moments after a crisis, the compassion and knowledge of a Victim Advocate can greatly increase the level to which a victim heals.

No particular experience is necessary, we provide extensive classroom and on-the-job training with an experienced Advocate.

Think you may want to get involved? Call us and we'll give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Then, if you decide to apply, we'll sit down and decide together if the VAP program is a good fit for you.

Background check, reliable vehicle with current driver's license and insurance all required.

Give us a call, training begins in July.


  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Multi-Tasking

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Three 12 hour shifts/month after 35 hour training
  • valid drivers licence and current auto insurance - we reimburse for mileage

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