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19th Judicial Circuit Victim Services and Sexual Assault Assistance Program

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Victim Assistance Program volunteers are needed for St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties to work as Victim Advocates for crime victims going through the court system. Advocates will call victims to notify them of hearings and court dates, provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, help victims fill out crimes compensation forms and accompany victims to court. Training will be provided. Call Tracy Hamel at 772-462-6850 for more information.

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About 19th Judicial Circuit Victim Services and Sexual Assault Assistance Program

Location:

411 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950, US

Mission Statement

The State Attorney’s Office Victim Services Program is dedicated to Victims and their families. Through our care and support we strive to protect their dignity and rights. Our goal is to sensitize the law enforcement community and the public to these Victim’s needs through education and example. The Sexual Assault Assistance Program’s mission is to provide a coordinated, collaborative, and multidisciplinary approach to sexual violence on the Treasure Coast. Our goal is to provide sexual assault survivors (reporting and non-reporting) with the services and support to lead them toward empowerment and reconnection.

Description

The State Attorney's Office Victim Services Program and Sexual Assault Assistance Program of the Treasure Coast both provide crisis intervention, advocacy, accompaniment and referrals to Victims in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties.
The Sexual Assault Assistance Program was founded in 1981 to provide advocacy for Sexual Assault Victims. Sexual Assault Advocates work with reporting and non-reporting victims of Sexual Violence. Sexual Assault Volunteer Victim Advocates are needed to meet victims at the hospital, accompany victims to law enforcement interviews, provide crisis intervention and referrals to victims. On-call hours are available 24 hrs a day. Volunteers may also answer the 24 hours Sexual Assault Helpline or work tabling events for the Sexual Assault Program providing outreach to the community. All Sexual Assault Advocate Volunteers must complete a 30 hr online training which includes role-playing activities.
Victim Assistance Program volunteers are needed to act as Victim Advocates for crime victims going through the court system. Advocates will call victims to notify them of hearings and court dates, provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, help victims fill out crimes compensation forms and accompany victims to court. Training will be provided.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

411 South 2nd StreetFort Pierce, FL 34950

(27.44403,-80.32302)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Community Outreach
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week in office.
  • Training will be provided. Must have high school diploma or GED

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