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 go from March 30th-April 17th along with some pre-work to be completed prior to March 30th. Applications are due March 16th for this training. Training sessions will be held either remotely via Zoom or at the Multnomah County Courthouse in Downtown Portland on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Saturdays morning.
For more information, to obtain an application or if you have any questions, please contact us at 503-988-3222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN: SAVA Training Coordinator.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Victim Assistance Program
1021 SW 4th Ave Rm 804, Portland, OR 97204, US
The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who commit state criminal law violations committed in Multnomah County. The District Attorney’s office is committed to the open and balanced administration of justice--one that honors and respects diversity in all of its forms. Rod Underhill is the elected District Attorney in Multnomah County. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has approximately 200 staff members, including 70 appointed Deputy District Attorneys.
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
We'll work with your schedule.
1200 SW First AvePortland, OR97204
December 31, 2020
Counseling / Mental Health
Driver's License Needed
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.