Summary of the Victim Assistance Program
Since 1983, the Victim Assistance Program has helped victims of crime navigate the criminal justice system. Our program is always seeking community volunteers and student interns interested in helping victims of crime. Volunteer/Intern victim advocates work alongside staff to provide emotional and informational support to victims of crime. Types of crime include, but are not limited to: Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual and Physical Abuse, Elder Abuse, Vehicular Assaults, Identity Theft, Burglary, Robbery.
Interns gain great criminal justice experience with the following jobs in the Victim Assistance Program.
Provide emotional and informational support during hearings, including trial and sentencing.
Grand Jury Advocacy
Provide emotional and informational support during the grand jury process.
Contact victims of crime to provide emotional and informational support, assist with safety planning and provide referrals to community resources.
Violation of Protection Order Assistance
Assist victims of protection order violations by providing court accompaniment, hearing and sentencing information, and safety planning.
Help victims determine and obtain monetary reimbursement to be paid by the defendant for losses incurred directly as a result of the crime.
Assist staff with file set-up, make informational phone calls to victims, and compose case status notification and disposition letters.
To apply, go to http://www.co.washington.or.us/DistrictAttorney/EmploymentVolunteer/VolunteersInterns/index.cfm
- People Skills
- Case Work / Management
- Crisis Counseling
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 6 months - 1 year
- 40 hour volunteer training and ongoing training sessions