Victim Advocate Volunteers

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office provides services to thousands of victims every year and seeks qualified volunteers to make an important contribution to public safety and crime victims in Ventura County. Volunteer staff complete an initial 48 hours of training, which prepares them to assist victims with certain services, including obtaining a restraining order, emergency shelter placement, and court accompaniment. Volunteer training includes the following subject areas:

  • How to obtain and enforce a domestic violence restraining order
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Cycle of domestic violence
  • Effects of domestic violence on children
  • History of the District Attorney’s Crime Victims’ Assistance unit
  • Rights of crime victims

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must possess basic computer skills
  • Applicants must possess good writing skills
  • Applicants must pass a background check
  • Be available during normal business hours
  • Bilingual skills helpful, but not required

How to Apply:

Please review our volunteer agreement and application packet. Click here.

Mail the completed and signed Volunteer Application Form to:
Volunteer Opportunities
Office of the District Attorney
Crime Victims’ Assistance Unit
800 S. Victoria Avenue, Room 311
Ventura, CA 93009

If you have any questions about our Victim Services Unit volunteer program, please call: (805) 654-3622.