The Victim Assistance Unit works within the Investigation Division of the Lakewood Police Department. The unit exists to aid innocent persons who suffer physical, emotional or financial loss resulting from a criminal incident. Staff and volunteers respond to victims and family survivors of violent crime or sudden death, while other cases are followed up with a phone call, letter or a personal visit. Members of the unit also help victims apply for Crime Victim Compensation and provide referrals for any long-term support they might need.
The Victim Assistance Unit is staffed with volunteer advocates and full time advocates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is available to respond to a variety of situations.
If you would like more information, please use the following links the left, or use the quick links on the right side of this page.
Volunteers respond to a variety of emergency situations and assist law enforcement personnel by providing support and referrals to victims of crime.
What does it take to be a victim advocate volunteer?
- Have to be Marijuana free for at least 18 months
- Have a good driving record
- Can pass a background check and polygraph
- Can Complete a 40 hour training given by the Victim Assistance unit
- Be on call for 4-6 shifts a month
- Attend a monthly Volunteer meeting
- Are a good team player
- Have the drive to help within your community
If you are interested in becoming a victim advocate volunteer, please contact us using the contact information below.