Victim Advocate - On Scene

Objectives of Program:

  • Volunteer Victim Assistance Program help victims of crime and trauma through crisis intervention and referral.
  • Uphold the Victim Rights Amendment by assuring that the rights of victims are honored.

Job Responsibility:

  • Advocates will be on call for a designated period of time each month.
  • When an advocate is called out to, he/she will respond to the scene of the incident, or any designated area.
  • The advocate will remain with the victim/survivor during the immediate crisis.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advocates must be able to work on call.
  • Genuine concern and empathy for victims of crime and survivors of sudden or violent deaths, regardless of the circumstances, are necessary qualities.

Time Commitment:

The advocate must be willing to make a one-year commitment to the program, to attend monthly support meetings and be on-call one week per month, during an assigned shift.

Training Provided:

A 40-45 hour training course includes crisis counseling, victimology, legal procedures, law enforcement, resource information, as well as a Ride-Along Program with a law enforcement officer.

Special Requirements:

The advocate must have his/her own transportation, a phone available where he/she can be reached during the day and/or night, and be willing to submit to an employment/character background investigation.

Responsible to:

Victim Assistance Program Director

Boulder County is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Us

Victim Assistance Program

Main: 303-441-3656
Alternate: 303-441-4444
Fax: 303-441-4739


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Boulder, CO 80301
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