Domestic Abuse Response Team Advocate


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

PO Box 993Fort Collins, CO 80522

About

Title:Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART/KDART) Advocate
Purpose: To provide support systems to victims of domestic violence at the time of the incident.
K-DART - to provide information and support to children who are in home where domestic violence has occurred.
Supervision:DART Advocate, Legal Program Manager and Volunteer/DART Coordinator
Hours:Time commitment: Volunteer advocates take 2 twelve hour shifts per month. The shifts are from 6 PM to 6 AM during the week, and Day (6 Am to 6 PM) and evening (6 PM to 6 AM) shifts Saturday and Sunday
Essential Functions:
· Provide support to victims of domestic violence at the time of the incident
· Provide victims with information and support about personal rights, dynamics of domestic violence, and legal proceedings
· If necessary, pick-up a pager at the shelter before shift and return it the next morning
· Complete all paper work and return it to Crossroads by 9 AM the next business day
· Provide DART coordinators with desired shifts for the next month by the 25 th of the current month
For KDART
· Advocate for young children and teenagers who are present at the time of the incident
· Explain issues regarding the police, the legal process and any injuries that a parent/guardian might have suffered
· Leave stuffed animals and small toys for comfort
· Inform parents/guardians of Crossroads services available to children and teens
Requirements:
· Complete Volunteer Training
· Complete Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Training
· Observe 1-2 DART call
· Be observed facilitating 1-2 DART calls
· Participate in one (1) ride along with both the FCPD and the LCSO once per year
· Access to a vehicle
· Valid driver's license
· Automobile insurance
· Ability to respond to Dispatch within 5 minutes and to the scene within 30 minutes

Skills

  • Law Enforcement
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two 12 hour shifts monthly

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