Police-based Victim Advocates Needed

Police-based Victim Advocates Needed

Arvada, CO – Seeking an opportunity to become involved in the community in a meaningful way?  Consider being a Volunteer Victim Advocate.

 

Victim Outreach Information (VOI) offers the opportunity to work directly with crime victims, offering support and access to resources during a critical stage of trauma.  Volunteer Victim Advocates are called out by law enforcement on evenings and weekends to respond on scene to crime or accidents, ensuring victims’ rights are upheld and needs are met. 

 

VOI was established in 1986 and serves residents in Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Edgewater, Golden, Mountain View, Lakeside, Morrison and the Colorado School of Mines in Jefferson County.  The application process is selective and applicants must be at least 21 years of age, submit to a background check, attend a 40-hour training program and live within a 20-minute response time of cities served.

 

VOI provides volunteers with pagers and assists with training. No experience is necessary, just the desire to serve others at a critical time in their lives. Applications are being accepted for the upcoming training that starts in April 2014.  For more information, contact the volunteer recruiter at 303.202.2196 or via email at kcharlandvoi@gmail.comFor more information, please visit our website at victimoutreach.org

 

About Arvada Police
The Arvada Police department, established in 1945, was the first agency in Colorado to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Arvada boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the metro area. Over 230 employees serve more than 100,000 residents and businesses and are committed to the principles of responsibility, dedication and respect. Learn more by visiting www.arvadapd.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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