There are two options to help: OPTION 1 - There is a great need to help in the office and be the first communicator. This position is more flexible for busy schedules with less required training. It is still an important need to help with those that want assistance for abuse. Perhaps start at the office and work into court advocate.
OPTION 2. As a Court Advocate, you will offer in-court support and assistance to people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, or other violent crimes.
As a Alternatives to Violence Court Advocate, you will learn and see how victims' cases are handled in the justice system as well as community resources available to victims of crime. Many Court Advocates become agents of change by discussing what they have seen in the court system.
As a Court Advocate, you will:
-Attend bond, civil, and/or criminal hearings with clients.
-Act as a support for the client -- many have been isolated from friends, family, and other support systems in their community.
-Prepare the client for the hearing -- what to expect and their rights.
- Debrief after the hearing -- go over what happened with clients, as often clients are so anxious they did not get all the information they need.
- Assist in safety planning for clients.
- Document cases and provide case sheets to our staff.
Let us know which option is of interest to you. Thank you.
About Volunteers of America Northern Colorado Services
405 Canyon Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521, US
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch seeks to identify and serve the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the community.
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Volunteers of America provides volunteer opportunities for individuals 55 years and older to use their skills, insight and lifetime experiences to assist residents and non-profit agencies in the county. RSVP also offers a variety of programs which provide services and enhance the quality of life for seniors.