Victim Witness Volunteer Advocate
|Opportunity Type:||Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity|
|Category:||Criminal Justice and Public Safety|
|Time Commitment & Minimum Age:||One year commitment to volunteer at least one day per week. Minimum age: 21.|
Boulder County Justice Center at 1777 Sixth Street, Boulder, Colorado
Victim advocates work one-on-one with crime victims, providing support, information and guidance through the entire court process, including keeping victims informed of the status of their case, contacting witnesses for court appearances and helping maintain case records and files.
|Duties and Responsibilities:||
Victim Advocates assist victims and witnesses of crime as they navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system. Volunteer Victim Advocates work with victims of crime both in person and over the phone, helping them understand the criminal justice process, providing them with ongoing information about their cases, and offering them reassurance and emotional support. Victim Advocates work closely with the DA’s and are considered the backbone of the DA’s Office as they help allay victims’ fears, assure them that their voices will be heard, and make sure the DA’s working on their cases know what their experiences have been and what their wishes are. Persons more interested in assisting with clerical work may wish to volunteer as a clerical victim advocate or a restitution volunteer.
|Qualifications and Requirements:||
|Training Dates and Information:||
Volunteers will attend a 40-hour training in the Fall.
Kelly Taylor Russell, Volunteer Coordinator. email@example.com.
Complete online application. For application information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.