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Mission Statement

The AmeriCorps Detroit Urban Safety- Domestic Violence Advocacy Project has a team of advocates stationed in police precincts throughout Detroit to reach survivors of domestic violence. Our advocate team is made up of AmeriCorps National Service volunteers who are passionate about helping survivors eliminate barriers towards living a violence-free life. We offer a bi-weekly stipend, health insurance (full-time, year-long members only) and tuition assistance. Check out the YouTube video to learn more about AmeriCorps. Here is how you can help: Please share this information with your network. This is an excellent opportunity to all those who would like to work in Detroit to support survivors of intimate partner violence while gaining professional development and being a part of an awesome team. Applicants can contact Sara Thornton at ez8925@wayne.edu or 313-577-9382 or apply direct at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=69743&fromSearch=true

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AmeriCorps Urban Safety Domestic Violence Advocate Program (AMUS DV) The AmeriCorps Urban Safety Domestic Violence Advocate program embeds advocates in DPD Precinct offices to support DIPV survivors and increase DIPV awareness of law enforcement and community groups. Our advocate members are often the first people to reach out to survivors after a police report, which enables us to provide quick direction on the complex navigation of the criminal justice system. Regardless of survivors’ decisions to pursue criminal prosecution, advocate members offer assistance with developing personalized safety plans, petitions for personal protection orders (PPOs), and connection to other supportive services, such as counseling and shelter.

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