The Josephine County Victim Assistance Program has many opportunities for volunteers to serve the community by working with victims of crime. Volunteers make it possible for us to provide many needed services to crime victims. There are several ways in which volunteers can contribute their time, compassion and skills. If you can commit some time to this very valuable endeavor, please submit an application to the District Attorney’s Office. A link to a Volunteer Application form is located at the bottom of this page.
Services Provided by the Volunteer Victim Advocates
Provide information about the criminal justice system
Notify victims of court events and case status
Assist with Crime Victims’ Compensation applications
Accompany victims to court when requested
Provide referrals to outside agencies, such as social services and community services
Victims of Crime
Volunteer victim advocates assist victims of many types of crime, including, but not limited to:
Child Sexual and Physical Abuse
Homicide (family and friends)
Court Accompaniment: Provide emotional and information support during hearings, trial and sentencing.
Grand Jury Advocacy: Provide emotional and information support during the grand jury process.
Early-Contact Calls: Contact victims of crime to provide emotional and information support, assist with safety planning and provide referrals to community resources.
Violation of Protection Order Assistance: Assist victims of protection order violations by providing court accompaniment, hearing and sentencing information and safety planning.
Administrative Assistance: Assist staff with file set-up, place informational phone calls to victims, and compose case status notification and disposition letters.
Minimum of 19 years of age
Ability to work effectively with diversity
Ability to maintain confidentiality
No record of criminal conduct
Submit written application (click on link below)
Sign volunteer contract
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