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Is victim advocacy for you?

(Jul 21, 2014)

Victim advocates provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime or personal tragedy. Advocates act in an on-call capacity, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Being a victim advocate has many rewards. It is an opportunity to give back to your community in a way that has a positive impact on many.

To become a volunteer victim advocate, you must fill out a city volunteer application, pass a background check and polygraph examination, successfully complete a 40-hour training program and attend a monthly meeting. It is also a requirement to sign up for three, 12-hour, on-call shifts each month.

Training sessions are held in the fall and in the spring. Volunteers are provided with a pager, training manual, call-out bag and a resource list. There is no charge for the training or supplies.

Volunteers must sign a one-year commitment. At the end of the commitment, volunteers receive a certificate of completion. Upon completion of two years of service, volunteers are eligible to attend the Colorado Organization of Victim’s Assistance conference in Keystone, Colo.

Apply to be a volunteer victim advocate.

For additional information, contact the victim services coordinator at 303-658-2400, ext. 4211.

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