Volunteer Victim Advocates work as a liaison with officers and detectives immediately after an incident to provide support services to those impacted by crime or tragedy. These support services include providing crisis intervention, emotional support, victim rights information, and referrals to other local resources which may be able to provide ongoing support and assistance.
Minimum requirements include:
Be at least 21 years old
Pass background check and be drug free
Required to complete a 40-hour Training Academy
Must be able to volunteer four 12-hour shifts per month
Attend monthly volunteer meeting
Have reliable transportation and phone service
One-year commitment to the program
Demonstrate compassion, empathy, and integrity
The next Volunteer Victim Advocate Academy will begin in January 2023. If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer victim advocate, please apply here.