VICTIM ADVOCACY UNIT
Under the supervision of CSPD personnel, Volunteer Victim Advocates will provide crime victims with immediate crisis intervention, follow-up support, and information on victim rights and community resources in accordance with the Colorado Victim Rights Act.
We are now accepting applications for volunteer victim advocates! Applicants must be able to attend and successfully complete the CSPD Volunteer Victim Advocate Academy. The Fall 2023 Volunteer Victim Advocate Academy includes approximately 40 hours of training, with over 20 hours of additional on-the-job training following the academy.
The academy starts October 7th, and it is comprised of weekend classes (8 hours on Saturdays, and 4 hours on the first Sunday) for four weeks. Participants will be trained in victim advocacy skills including crisis intervention, community resources, and Victim Advocacy Unit (VAU) operations. Applicants must be able to commit to at least one year of service with VAU following completion of the academy and acceptance into the program.