Victim Advocate Response Team


(40.40029,-105.06956)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

541 E 8th StLoveland, CO 80537


About

The Loveland Police Department in partnership with Alternatives to Violence is seeking volunteer victim advocates to join the response team. These are the advocates who go to meet a crime victim in person and provide them with the support and information needed to understand what happens next with their situation. The responding advocates meet at victim’s homes, the hospital, and/or the police department when called out by our hotline advocates to ensure a victim understand their rights outlined in the Victim’s Rights Act.

Requirements include: Must be at least 21 years old; Must clear a criminal background check(paid for by volunteer, reimbursed after 90 days if active); Must be within 20 minute drive to Loveland Police Department;; One-year commitment to the program. Must be able to work at least two shifts a month. Shifts are from 5:30pm - 8:00am the following day and on Saturday and Sunday there is a day shift from 8:00am - 5:30 am in addition to overnight shift. Required to attend 40-hour training sessions beginning April 1 st at 9:00 am . Sessions after the 1st will be held weekday evenings from 5:30 - 9:00 pm. All sessions will be held in the Alternatives to Violence conference room. The training session will cover crisis intervention, the Victim Rights Act, community resources, active listening and emotional responses to grief and trauma.

Skills

  • Law Enforcement
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychology
  • Patient Care
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours of training, one-year active commitment

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