Volunteer Victim Advocate

Adams County Colorado - Broomfield, CO

Full-time
What Success Looks Like In This Job
Volunteers will be providing direct services to victims of domestic violence with the Domestic Violence Fast Track Prosecution Program. Volunteers may also provide assistance with administrative duties and/ or other Victim Witness Services Unit services.

Examples of Duties for Success
Essential duties include, but are not limited to, providing victims with support, information and assistance regarding the criminal justice system; accompanying victims to court; discussing safety concerns and conducting safety planning with victims.

Other duties include data entry, filing, answering phones and providing assistance to Victim Witness Services Unit team members as determined necessary.

Qualifications for Success
Must be at least 21 years of age and pass an interview and criminal background check satisfactorily. Be willing to provide a time commitment of 4 hours a week for at least 12 months. Attend a 40 hour Victim Advocate Training Academy prior to direct victim contact. Previous experience and training maybe considered toward 40 hour basic training requirement. Attendance to monthly in-service training is also required.

More Qualifications for Success

Must be at least 21 years of age and pass an interview and criminal background check satisfactorily. Be willing to provide a time commitment of 4 hours a week for at least 12 months. Attend a 40 hour Victim Advocate Training Academy prior to direct victim contact. Previous experience and training maybe considered toward 40 hour basic training requirement. Attendance to monthly in-service training is also required.

No experience necessary. No weekends or evenings involved, with the exception of the initial 40 hour basic training. Bilingual is helpful but not required.