After Hours Crisis Hotline:
What does a Victim Advocate do?
ATV's Victim Advocate program is one of the most rewarding opportunities we offer.
Victim Advocates respond to calls from crime victims, law enforcement, and/or hospital staff for victims of violent crime. Advocates meet with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes to:
- Provide emotional support, advocacy, crisis intervention, and services referrals
- Help victims understand their rights and options
- Inform victims of the services Alternatives to Violence has to offer
A 40-hour training is provided twice a year to throroughly prepare new volunteers to take on the role of a Victim Advocate. Sessions include Domestic Violence 101, Sexual Assault, Crisis Intervention, Sexual Assault Nurse Exaiminer Program, Tour of Loveland Police Department, Grief Counseling, and more.
How to become a Victim Advocate:
- Attend 40-hour training is offered biannually
- Must possess open, non-judgmental attitude toward survivors of crime
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Must be willing to complete a background check
- Must be willing to make a one year commitment, if possible