Would you recommend Crime Victims Assistance Network I-CAN?
- The interview gets very personal.
- Multiple months passed between the first time I contacted them and when I was "hired."
- They canceled one particular meeting with me twice; first for understandable reasons but the second time they did so 18 minutes before the meeting in an inconsiderate tone, though later they apologized.
- The fliers they had me distribute (for further volunteer recruitment) don't state the 21 year age requirement. I'm sure many people <21 who saw the flier wasted time contacting them.
- What they train you for is primarily to talk to clients over the *phone.*
- Despite the "court advocacy" possibility they state, not a single one of their volunteers (past or present) has actually done it.
- They operate out of what feels like a mobile home, so if you're over 5'6" it might feel uncomfortable.
- Their website has had many technical issues for months; yet they still have volunteers do research for the content. They have trouble navigating their own site.
There needs to be support for victims and it is rare but important.