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To support, educate and empower those impacted by crime.
The Crime Victims Assistance Network I-CAN, is a non profit volunteer organization dedicated to assisting victims of violent crime. We stive to provide the most comprehensive services to victims of violent crime and to work to reduce acts of violence in our communities.
- 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.