The Brighton and Commerce City police departments are seeking highly motivated individuals to become volunteer victim advocates. To give interested citizens a first-hand look into what being a victim advocate entails, the victim services unit will be hosting an open house from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Wed, April 4th, at the Brighton Police Department.
At the open house interested citizens will have the opportunity to talk with staff one-on-one, ask questions, complete volunteer applications, and meet with current volunteer advocates.
Volunteer advocates provide on-scene crisis intervention with victims and witnesses of crime, sudden death and other emergency situations. Volunteer victim advocates also provide support, information and referrals. Advocates provide assistance with the criminal justice system and victim rights information in both communities.
Each volunteer is required to volunteer a minimum of four, 12-hour shifts per month, including evenings, weekends and occasional holidays. Volunteers are required to respond within 30 minutes of dispatch contact.