Our Victim Advocates are trauma-informed volunteers who are specially trained to respond on-scene along with officers/detectives to offer support to victims of crime who have experienced trauma (any crime except sexual assault, and primarily domestic violence). Our Victim Advocates provide 24 hour coverage (including holidays), offering emotional support, helping victims understand the criminal justice process, and explaining community resources that are available.
System-based advocates in the justice system (such as the police department, the District Attorney’s office, Juvenile, and in probation/parole) are not entitled to advocate confidentiality and privilege, unlike community-based advocates in non-profit organizations.
Community-based advocates (such as in non-profit organizations) may be entitled to advocate confidentiality and privilege, many are.
Upcoming Victim Advocate Application Process:
September 1, 2017: Application Process Opens
September 30, 2017: Applications Due
October 2017/November 2017: Interviews and Background Process
January 2018/February 2018: Training Academy
Contact Us Questions about the Victim Advocate Volunteer Program and Training Academy can be directed to:
Victim Services Coordinator