Recruiting Volunteer Sexual Assault Victim Advocates


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1021 SW 4th AvePortland, OR 97204

About

The Multnomah County District Attorney Victim Assistance Program is currently looking for dedicated and compassionate community members to join our volunteer Sexual Assault Victim Advocate team! The role of a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) is to provide support, resources and information to survivors of sexual assault during the forensic medical examination and law enforcement interviews. SAVAs meet with law enforcement and the sexual assault survivor at local hospitals and medical facilities. The purpose of the hospital response is two-fold: to ensure the physical well-being of the survivor and to collect forensic evidence that may be present. Our SAVAs are a critical part of our program's ability to support and serve victims during an often traumatic and stressful time in their lives.

All potential volunteers must complete a volunteer application, attend the comprehensive and free MCDA 40 hour SAVA training and participate in an interview. Our next training opportunity will be held April 10th - 28th 2018. Training sessions will be held at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and all day Saturdays.

Applications are due by April 5, 2018.

For further information, to obtain an application or if you have any questions, please contact Kendra Bonetti at 503-988-4259 or email Kendra.bonetti@mcda.us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Skills

  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year
  • Two shifts per month

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