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DART (Domestic Abuse Response Team) Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: Crossroads Safehouse

  • 18 people are interested

Title: (DART) Domestic Abuse Response Team Advocate

Purpose: To provide support systems to victims of domestic violence at the time of the incident when the police are involved.

Supervision: DART & Legal Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator

Hours: The DART program operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, DART Advocates are asked to commit to four or five 12-hour shifts per month. Shifts are from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 6:00 am.

Essential Functions:
· Provide victims with information and support about personal rights, dynamics of domestic violence, and legal proceedings
· Pick-up a pager at the shelter before shift and return it the next morning
· Follow up with victim if necessary

Requirements:
· Be available to discuss DART call with DART Coordinator or other advocate if needed
· Access to a vehicle
· Valid driver's license and insurance
· Ability to respond to Dispatch within 5 minutes and to the scene within 30 minutes
· Ability to return completed DART forms to the shelter by 9 AM the following morning
· Knowledge of domestic violence
· Knowlege of Crossroads programs and services
· Knowlege of community resources
· Basic understanding and acceptance of Crossroads philosophy and purpose
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Ability to effectively engage in crisis intervention on the phone and in person
· Good written and verbal communication skills


Training:
· Online Violence Free Colorado training
· DV101 training session
· CORE Training
· Expanded DART training

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About Crossroads Safehouse

Location:

PO Box 993, Fort Collins, CO 80522, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Crossroads Safehouse creates a safe environment for victims of domestic violence and promotes social change for the community through education and intervention

Description

Early in the spring of 1977, Ruth Edwards from the district attorney's office and Linda Miller from Larimer County Mental Health (LCMH) met to discuss their frustration with the lack of services for battered women in Larimer County.They decided a task force would be necessary to address the problem.

They set up a meeting of representatives from different human service agencies with the goal of providing more inter-agency coordination and continuity of service provisions to battered women. The task force began by printing a card for police officers to hand to battered women advertising the group. Posters and radio campaigns also brought women to the group.

It was recognized early on that the primary need of battered women was a refuge for themselves and their children; a place where they could stay long enough to begin breaking the cycle of battering and start making some significant changes in their lives.

Now, more than twenty years after the conception of Crossroads, we are able to offer a variety of services to the surrounding community. These services include:

  • Safe Housing for battered women and their children
  • Community education
  • 24-hour crisis line
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Youth program
  • Legal Advocacy
  • DART (Domestic Abuse Response Team)
  • Spanish Outreach Program
  • Rapid Rehousing Program

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Fort Collins, CO 80525

(40.54178,-105.04405)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • DART Advocates are asked to commit to four or five 12-hour shifts per month. Shifts are from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 6:00 am.
  • Be available to discuss DART call with DART Coordinator or other advocate if needed · Ability to respond to Dispatch within 5 minutes and to the scene within 30 minutes · Ability to effectively engage in crisis intervention on the phone and in person

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