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PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact:
Victim Services Division
Pima County Attorney's Office
520-740-5525
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2015
 
 HELP VICTIMS OF CRIME BEGIN TO HEAL BY BECOMING A
VOLUNTEER VICTIM ADVOCATE


 
(Tucson, Arizona) – The Victim Services Division of the Pima County Attorney’s Office is recruiting community volunteers to serve as advocates for crime victims.  Victim Advocates support victims after a crime or other trauma has occurred, responding both to individual crime scenes as well as large-scale incidents like the January 8, 2011 Tucson tragedy. 
 
Victim Advocates help survivors of trauma and victimization on their road to recovery and healing by providing them with crisis intervention services, emotional support, resources, and referrals.  The Division is currently seeking additional volunteers for this important work in the community. 
 
Anyone interested in learning more about the Victim Services Division, what it is doing to help the citizens of Pima County, and volunteer opportunities, should attend one of two information sessions:

·         Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
·         Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Both sessions will be held at the Tucson Police Department Substation, 1310 W. Miracle Mile.
 
The Victim Services Division provides volunteers and interested community members with extensive training.  The Crisis Intervention and Victimology Training, which is open to anyone in the community, will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings for six weeks beginning February 22, 2016.   Those interested in attending the training or volunteering must first attend one of the information sessions.  After attending an information session, there will be an application and interview process for prospective volunteers. 
 
Please call 740-5525 for more information about volunteering and to sign up for one of the information sessions.
 
The Victim Services Division of the Pima County Attorney’s Office, one of the first in the nation, was established in 1974. Its staff and volunteers provided crisis response, referrals and court advocacy to more than 8,700 victims across Pima County in 2014.

 
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