An important aspect of VWS’s holistic approach to victim services is the Crisis Response Mobile Advocacy Program. Trained Volunteer Mobile Advocates respond on-scene to provide immediate crisis intervention and mobile advocacy, helping survivors recover from the trauma of crime. VWS Volunteer Mobile Advocates are contacted by law enforcement agencies, emergency service providers, or by request of non-reporting victims to provide crisis management, social service referrals, safety planning, and advocacy. Volunteer Mobile Advocate support is guided by the victim within program parameters.
Activities a Volunteer Mobile Advocate may assist with include education on immediate options, assisting with law enforcement reports or anonymous reports, arranging for forensic and/or wellness exams, building up family/friend networks, providing help with basic immediate necessities (food, shelter, transportation to a safe location), assisting with victims compensation process, giving resources and referrals, preparing a safety impact statement, attending initial hearings, and safety planning the next 48 hours.
Volunteers are provided an intensive 40 Hour initial training and are offered ongoing training opportunities. Volunteers have access to VWS advocates 24/7 for immediate support.
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If you have more questions or are interested in becoming part of the Volunteer Mobile Advocacy Team:
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Or contact our Mobile Advocacy Program Manager, Melissa Skeet, at 928.679.7781 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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