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County seeks victim assistance volunteers

The Washington County District Attorney's office is seeking community volunteers and student interns for its 33-year-old Victim Assistance program.

Volunteer victim advocates assist victims of many types of crime — including assault, domestic violence, child sexual and physical abuse, elder abuse, vehicular assaults, identity theft, burglary and robbery — navigate the criminal justice system.

Duties include advocating for victims of all ages in felony and misdemeanor court cases; informing victims of their rights and working to enforce them; accompanying and supporting crime victims in court proceedings throughout all stages of the criminal justice process; and educating and answering questions regarding the criminal justice process.

Applications can be found at: www.co.washington.or.us/DistrictAttorney/EmploymentVolunteer/VolunteersInterns/application-process.cfm