Victim Advocate Training
Volunteer victim advocates are trained in practical techniques for offering support to victims in crisis. They also receive training on many relevant issues, including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, legal and medical aspects and community resources. Workshops with various professionals from local public service agencies are also conducted, including the V.I. Police Department, Legal Services of the Virgin Islands and the V.I. Department of Human Services.
Volunteer Victim Advocate training is held approximately every 18 months. The last training was held in September 2013. Those who are interested in becoming a volunteer victim advocate must complete and submit the application to WCSC as the first step.
In order to be certified, volunteers must:
- be 18 years of age or older
- commit to complete the six-week victim advocate training
- commit to a one-year internship as an advocate-in-training
Advocates must drive their own vehicles for on-duty periods. Please contact WCSC’s main office at (340)773-9272, if you have any questions or require additional information.
Your commitment helps us to help those who need it most. Thank you.