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Volunteer Advocate Program

Domestic Violence (DV) Volunteer Advocate Program

DV Volunteer Advocates provide critical information to a victim so s/he can better understand his/her options, safety planning and referrals to community resources, assistance applying for and obtaining Protective/Peace Orders, assistance to victims whose protective orders have been violated, information about the criminal justice system, information regarding alternate safe housing for the victim and his/her pet.

DV Volunteer Advocates might provide court accompaniment throughout all stages of the criminal justice process, assistance with restitution and Crime Victims’ Compensation applications.

DV volunteers also carry out tasks such as speaking, canvassing, light office work, working on the newsletter or brochure, interpreting (i.e. foreign and/or sign language), helping at special events, babysitting for a victim (at the Sheriff’s Office, Court House, shelter or Crisis Intervention Center), and/or court advocacy.

Shift rotations are from 4pm to 8 a.m. M-F and weekends. Background checks are required. Training is provided.

For more information or to volunteer your time, please contact Corrita Myers at 410-535-5400 x398

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