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Become a Volunteer Sexual Assault Victim Advocate!

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ORGANIZATION: Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Victim Assistance Program

  • 236 people are interested

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 and information to survivors of sexual assault during the forensic medical examination and law enforcement interview. SAVAs meet with law enforcement and the sexual assault survivor at local hospitals or 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 MCDA 40 hour SAVA training and participate in ongoing training. Our next 40 hour training opportunity will be held Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Friday lunch remotely on video and Saturday mornings in person in February 2024.

For more information, to obtain an application or if you have any questions, please contact us at 503-988-3222 or email sava@mcda.us ATTN: SAVA Training Coordinator.

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About Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Victim Assistance Program


1200 SW First Ave, Suite 5300, Portland, OR 97204, US

Mission Statement

We strive for justice and equitable outcomes in the pursuit of greater public safety for all. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office carries out its responsibilities with integrity and humility. We are a learning organization guided by evidence-based research. We are committed to criminal justice reform and building trust.


The primary goal of the Victim Assistance Program is to make the criminal justice system more responsive to individual citizens, particularly victims of crime. A primary concern of the District Attorney's Office is to ensure crime victims a meaningful role in the criminal and juvenile justice system and to accord them due dignity and respect. To this end, it is the philosophy of the office that every effort be made to maximize victim involvement at every possible stage of a criminal case. The office is committed to full implantation of Victims Rights as embodied in Oregon law.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


1200 SW First AvePortland, OR 97204



  • Advocacy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • SAVAs are required to commit to a minimum of three on-call shifts per month. These shifts may be weeknight shifts from 5pm-8am or weekend shifts of 8am-8pm or 8pm-8am.
  • SAVAs are required to complete our free and comprehensive 40 hour training prior to signing up for on-call shifts.

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