Court Companion Volunteer


(34.930164,-81.02373)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

104 Oakland AveRock Hill, SC 29730

About

Title:Court Companion

Purpose:To provide legal accompaniment to clients and/or family members of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse victims.

Supervisor(s):Legal Advocate

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Completion of 15 hours of Volunteer Training Program.
  • Completion of shadowing of Legal Advocate.
  • Ability to remain non-judgmental and non-directive.
  • Advocacy skills for victims in crisis.
  • Signing and adhering to confidentiality pledge.
  • Access to reliable transportation and phone service.
  • Adherence to the philosophy, goals and policies of Safe Passage.
  • National child abuse and criminal clearances.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend DV court in service area jurisdictions.
  • Assist clients with completing court documents, specifically Orders of Protection from Abuse.
  • Provide crisis intervention through the 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group psycho-education.
  • Provide outreach support and awareness in Lancaster and Chester counties.
  • Conduct intakes and make referrals to adults and youth victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
  • Attend quarterly meetings of volunteer staff.
  • Contact supervisor regarding mandated reports of child abuse or suicide attempts.

Learning Opportunity:

  • Receive working knowledge of services provided to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse at Safe Passage.
  • Gain experience with legal processes for DV and SA.
  • Learn requirements for Order of Protection and Restraining Order.
  • Develop familiarity with responsibilities of victim service providers.
  • Network with community partners and government personnel.
  • Work to create a culture of change pertaining to violence against adults and children.

Time Commitment: Minimum 5 hours per month or two court appearances.

Availability: Anytime Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Courtney will contact you for court hearing times/dates. Please indicate which county you want to go to (York, Lancaster, or Rock Hill).

Skills

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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