Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The Adams County Sheriff's Office is looking for special, caring, compassionate, individuals to join our agency as Volunteer Victim Advocates.

As a Volunteer Victim Advocate, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to assist victims of crimes. Volunteers are asked to provide a minimum of four shifts per month to respond to scenes of a crime, the Sheriff’s Office or a designated location. The Victim Advocate serves as an informed, well-trained source of support to victims during a victim’s immediate crisis. As a Volunteer Advocate, you will work closely with various community organizations and services, and provide referrals to victims when appropriate. All new Advocates are required to attend forty-hours of Victim Advocate training. The training will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and two Saturdays, October 2, and October 16, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for five weeks, beginning September 28, 2010 and ending on October 28, 2010.

Sheriff Darr stated, “Adams County has a lot of caring people who are looking for a way to make a difference, and being a Volunteer Victim Advocate is one of the most rewarding ways to do it. When victims need support, resources, or comfort during some of the most difficult times of their lives, they often rely on Victim Advocates. To be there for someone during those trying times is nothing less than heroic.”

Victim Advocate Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, a high school graduate or have received a GED, and applicants must have a valid Colorado driver’s license and current automobile insurance. Additional information and the application are available on our web site, Applications will be accepted until August 27, 2010.

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