While attempting to heal wounds from abuse, overcome loss due to homicide, or repair damage from a home invasion, moving forward can be overwhelming for someone whose life has been changed by crime. To varying degrees, the life of a victim of crime is changed forever – they are never the same and now experience a ‘new normal.’
The Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office – Victim Assistance Program is seeking Volunteer Victim Advocates who are interested in assisting people who have become victims of crime. A Volunteer Victim Advocate must have the ability to empathize and care about others, possess good listening skills, ability to rapid problem solve, be at least 18 years of age, and have reliable transportation and no criminal background.
Victim Advocates provide crisis intervention, call out response to an Emergency Room, school or with Law Enforcement, follow-up support, keep victims informed of their case status, accompany victims to court and encourage them to exercise their statutory victim rights and making community referrals. We are also looking for Volunteers to help out in the office weekly to cover hearings and trials.
When: Fall Training will be Tuesday/Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Oct. 4 to Nov. 17
Where: Victim Assistance Office, 707 Main St. Suite 324. Oregon City, OR 97045
Application deadline: Sept. 16
Please reach out so we can give you an application and provide you with all the information you need to make a decision on volunteering and going through our 40 hour training held this Fall 2022.
For more information; contact us at 503-655-8616 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.