Family Assistance Crisis Team SAPD Volunteers needed!
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F.A.C.T. (Family Assistance Crisis Team) is looking for men and women wanting to be part of the San Antonio Police Department’s multifaceted approach to assist victims of domestic violence. This volunteer program is part of the Victims Advocacy Office.
Volunteers make a six month commitment to work one Friday or Saturday night a month from 6:00PM - 1AM or 7:00 p.m. till 2:00 a.m. at one of the 6 substations throughout the City. Volunteers are at the substation to handle any domestic violence phone calls, people who walk in wanting help, and people officers may bring in for assistance. The volunteer’s role is to talk with people about what’s going on in the relationship, what help do they want, where resources are in the community, effects on children when there is violence in the home, and the need to have a safety plan whether returning home or thinking about leaving.
After in-house volunteers have been with the F.A.CT. Program for 6 months or more, they may then be promoted to volunteering on the scene with officers as a F.A.C.T. Riding Advocate. They must meet certain qualifications in order to promote, ex. continuous attendance within the 6 month period and go through additional training and approval.
Interested community members must be at least 21, complete an application form, and have no convictions on their record. References are checked as part of the application process.
Potential volunteers must attend all training to acquire the information needed to assist people.These are a set of training classes, giving you 17 mandatory hours of domestic violence training and you must attend VIP Orientation:
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VIP Orientation Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Next dates are, reminder these are a set of classes including orientation:
Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VIP Orientation Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Last set of classes for 2019 are:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 9, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
VIP Orientation Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SAPD HQ
Training will be held at SAPD Headquarters 315 S. Santa Rosa (call for specific location information at the number below). ALL three training sessions MUST be attended including the VIP Orientation.
To learn more about the Family Assistance Crisis Team (F.A.C.T.) or to volunteer, please call 210.207.2305
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
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315 S. Santa RosaSan Antonio Police DepartmentSan Antonio, TX 78207
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Crisis Counseling
- General Education
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 6 months of one night a month for 7 hours
- If under 21 years of age must be enrolled in college