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.
Volunteer victim advocates assist victims of many types of crime, including, but not limited to:
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.
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