Help Domestic Violence Survivors Navigate the Legal System

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The Crisis Center

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Legal Support volunteers assist our Legal Advocates, who work in conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office and Law Enforcement Victim Advocates, to support adult victims involved in the criminal justice and civil court systems by providing legal information and referrals.

The legal system can be a long and confusing process and our Legal Advocates are there to provide emotional support as clients navigate the civil and criminal court systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advocacy services, information and referrals to domestic violence victims
    • Concerning restraining orders, divorce, child custody, etc.
  • Assist victims in understanding both criminal and civil legal processes
  • Attend court hearings with clients on an as-needed basis

Requirements:

  • Complete and return an application
  • Short, informal interview with Volunteer Coordinator
  • 20 hours of training (10 online, 10 in person)
  • Must be 18
  • Must complete a background check

We ARE NOT LAWYERS. But, this position would be wonderful for volunteers who want to learn more about the court and judicial systems and the steps many victims have to take to ensure their safety and autonomy in the future.

We do ask that legal support volunteers be flexible with their time as sometimes court orders are given with a short time limit (24 hours). We will work with you to make sure you receive the necessary training to ensure you are comfortable and confident within your position.

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About The Crisis Center

Location:

PO Box 631302, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, US

Mission Statement

The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence.

Description

Advocacy: The Crisis Center tirelessly advocates for our clients and community as it relates to ending violence.

Empowerment: The Crisis Center seeks every opportunity to ensure our clients have the inner strength to be sustainable.

Prevention/Intervention: The Crisis Center seeks to establish and provide useful resources to mitigate all of the circumstances that lead to violent outcomes.

Service/Education: The Crisis Center offers a wide variety of programs, events and ways to learn how to end the cycle of violence.

All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. We serve persons from all ethnic, cultural and economic groups, of all ages and lifestyles. Our current policy prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.

Our Inclusiveness Initiative distinguishes the Crisis Center as a leader in supporting underserved populations of violence victims including teens, the elderly, people of color, mono-lingual individuals, those living in rural areas, those who identify as LGBTQ and males.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Confidential LocationHighlands Ranch, CO 80129

(39.54776,-105.01483)
 

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Family Law
  • Paralegal
  • Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Immigration Law

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 20 hours of training. At least 4 hours of volunteering a month.

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