Victims of crimes often feel scared, confused, alone or overwhelmed. Many are going through the most trying time of their life and need a caring voice. Volunteer victim advocates provide that voice and are there to help community members as they navigate through troubling times. If you want to make a difference in your community, become a volunteer victim’s advocate for the Parker Police Department’s Victim Services Unit.
Victim advocates provide immediate crisis intervention and support for victims of crime and surviving families in cases of death, domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes. Emotional support is provided, as well as information about long-term support services.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old and able to volunteer nights and weekends. They must be willing to commit to at least one year of service. Applicants must possess an open and non-judgmental attitude towards victims and survivors. If selected, applicants must complete a full background check including a polygraph examination.
Advocates will be provided in depth and on-going training on the dynamics of victimization, victim rights, and the criminal justice system.
For more information about our Victim Services program and becoming a volunteer victim advocate, please visit our web site at http://www.parkerpolice.org/1707/Victim-Services. There is a link to the application at the bottom of the web page.
If you have questions contact Amanda Hollander, Victim Services Coordinator, at 303.805-6601 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position closes July 22.