Victim Advocate with Boulder County Sheriff's Office
Boulder County Sheriff's Office Victim Assitance Program
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is seeking volunteers to serve as victim advocates to provide assistance to victims of crime, accidents, trauma and other critical events.
Working as a victim advocate offers the opportunity to touch the lives of others by providing a valuable source of support and information to those who have had their lives altered by traumatic events.
No prior experience is necessary, training will be provided. The deadline to apply is April 1. Ideal volunteers are at least 21 years old, calm, compassionate, emotionally mature and non-judgmental.
Sheriff Joe Pelle said, "Our victim advocates provide direct and follow-up support to the victims of crime and tragedy in our communities. This is a much needed, much appreciated service. The opportunity for personal reward and growth for the advocate is rich as well. Please consider joining us. We need people with a caring heart and who are willing to listen to and support victims and their families."
If accepted into the training program, advocates attend 40 hours of training in crisis intervention, grief response, legal procedures, law enforcement and resource information. Training will be held in Boulder on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-9:00 p.m.) and on Saturdays (8-4:30 p.m.) from April 13 through May 1.
The advocates must be willing to make a one-year commitment to the program and to attend monthly support meetings.
The on Scene Program must be willing to be on-call one week per month, during an assigned shift. The following are the shift opportunities: Days (Mon-Fri 6am- 6pm) Nights (Mon-Thur 6pm-6am) Weekends (Fri-Mon 6pm-6am).
For more details about the program, a volunteer description or an application, please visit the Boulder County Sheriff's Office website or contactDanette Tye at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-564-2881.
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About Boulder County Sheriff's Office Victim Assitance Program
5600 Flatiron Pkwy, Boulder, CO 80301, US
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office Victim Assistance Program provides crisis intervention, assistance, information, and advocacy to victims and witnesses of serious crime, trauma, and survivors of sudden loss immediately after their victimization.
The Victim Assistance Program is comprised of two essential programs. Our OnScene Program takes immediate steps to assist those impacted by crime or a traumatic event by responding to the scene. Our Outreach Program is designed to provide outreach through phone, mail, or email, to victims of crime and traumatic events when those impacted do not receive onscene support.
Please visit our website for more information on our Victim Assistance Programs and to apply to become an vital member of our team.