Volunteer Victim Advocate (Police) "to be trained"


(39.69912,-104.93606)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

950 S. Birch St.Glendale, CO 80246
VA Team

About

New training classes are not scheduled just yet but classes last for approximately 6-8 weeks. (Usually- Evenings and Saturdays) Training for Glendale will be either at Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (East of I25 and south of Arapahoe Rd.) or at Douglas County Sheriff's Office (near Castle Rock outlet malls). After completion volunteers will work in Glendale.

Volunteers will be extensively trained to take calls 24/7 whenever there is a victim of violent crime. Trained Victim Advocates will accompany police officers to the station near Colorado Blvd & Mississippi, to hospitals or crime scenes to support victims and ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. They will provide referrals and advocate for the victims. They may also accompany officers to make death notifications. Once trained, On-Call times are generally from 5:30 pm to 6 am (on-call overnight) mostly Friday, Saturday and Sundays , holidays and occasional weekday nights. We are sometimes able to work with you on scheduling, however. You will be extensively trained on all aspects of serious crimes, and to give death notifications with compassion and concern. You will assist male and female victims, and often be responsible for the care of a child until social services can take over. Background check and/or polygraph should indicate no drug use within the last 3 years. Though marijuana is legal in Colorado, since it is not federally, the police chief does not allow any use for employees or volunteers.

Skills

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Three 12 hour shifts of being on-call per month.
  • At least one year commitment after we send you to training

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