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Volunteer Victim Advocate Application


  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. Your Contact Information
  3. 3. Previous Volunteer Information
  4. 4. References
  5. 5. Acknowledgement and Consent to Release Information
  6. 6. VVA 2022 Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Step One


      Under limited supervision, a Volunteer Victim Advocate will perform specialized counseling work as a call-out advocate assisting, advising, and/or providing crisis intervention and comfort to victims and witnesses of crimes reported to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Advocates may refer victims and witnesses to supportive agency programs, will serve as liaisons between the victim and/or witness with law enforcement agencies, and provide follow-up assistance to address victims' needs. Work also involves notifying crime victims of their rights under state laws and assisting victims with applications for Crime Victim Compensation.

      You will need to complete the following:

      1. Please fill out this basic application
      2. Electronically sign the "Acknowledgement and Consent to Release Information" at the end of this application
      3. Complete a supplemental questionnaire. The link to complete this questionnaire is at the bottom of this application or you can access it from here by clicking on VVA Supplement Questionnaire.

      Applications are processed year around.


      Upon acceptance to the program, applicants must attend and successfully complete a 40- hour training academy which will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights and all day on two Saturdays for 4 weeks.

      Applicants will be required to complete an 8 hour (minimum) ride-along with a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy.


      After completion of training, the applicant must be able to respond to crisis situations county-wide a minimum of four shifts per month. Volunteers cover shifts outside traditional business hours to include: Monday-Friday, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day; also on Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.