JOB ANNOUNCEMENT VOLUNTEER VICTIM ADVOCATE
APPLY IN-PERSON AT: Broomfield Police Department
7 DesCombes Drive Broomfield, CO 80020
VICTIM SERVICES COORDINATOR: Linda Sidenstick 303.438.6471
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Provide on-scene crisis intervention and assistance for crime victims and witnesses. Duties include providing on-scene crisis intervention and assistance for crime victims, witnesses, and persons affected by trauma. Duties include providing services such as emotional support during a criminal incident or traumatic event, follow-up support to victims, advising crime victims of their constitutional rights, and providing referrals to victim specific counseling or other necessary resources.
TIME REQUIRED: The length of commitment to this position is a minimum of one year. Advocates must be available to be on-call a minimum of four twelve-hour shifts per month or two 24-hours shift per month, and must be able to attend one evening advocate meeting per month.
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a caring, articulate, sensitive individual with the ability to maintain good rapport with victims, patrol officers, outside agencies, and the public. The applicant must be willing to attend a specialized 40-hour Victim Advocate training after being accepted as a volunteer, be on-call a minimum of four twelve hours shifts per month to respond to victims during a crime or critical incident, and attend monthly evening advocate meetings. A valid driver’s license is required and the applicant must be willing to submit to a background investigation and be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
TRAINING: The advocate will receive all necessary training about the criminal justice system, right of crime victim, crisis intervention, victimization, and grief and loss. Applications are due by March 4, 2022. Spring 2022 Victim Advocate Training will be held in April.