El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Victim Assistance Volunteers

January 22, 2018

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Assistance Program is seeking motivated individuals to join the ranks of a dedicated, compassionate unit. The Volunteer Assistance Program is composed of citizen volunteers who work with the staff victim advocates to assist crime victims with short-term crisis intervention, information and referrals. These men and women provide: referrals for victims’ compensation and counseling, inform victims of case status, victim rights and help with property return assistance. They also ensure the rights and needs of victims are addressed by department personnel, and attend victim/law enforcement groups on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office will be hosting an Open House on Monday, February 5th 2018, at 6:30 PM at the Office of the Sheriff, 27 E. Vermijo Avenue.  This event is open to all members of the community who have an interest in learning about this unique opportunity. Members of the media are also welcome to attend. Guests will have the opportunity to receive information and speak with several members about their experiences in the Program.

The proposed 12-week Training Academy is slated to begin on Monday, April 16th, 2018. More detailed information regarding the application and academy process will be detailed during the presentation at the Open House.

Applications are available on-line and should be mailed or delivered to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Program Coordinator, 27 E. Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Applications must be received no later than Friday, February 9, 2018 by 5:00pm.

For more information about the Victim Assistance Program and to download the application, please visit the Sheriff’s Office’s website at www.epcsheriffsoffice.com, or contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at 719-520-7216 or [email protected].

For more information on Volunteering visit our Volunteer Program Page

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