Become a Volunteer Sexual Assault Victim Advocate!

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Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Victim Assistance Program

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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 an interview. Our next training opportunity will be coming up in the Fall of 2019! 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 Sept 22, 2019.

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

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1021 SW 4th 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 two 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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