Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program of Lane County
Volunteers advocate for children who are the subject of child abuse or neglect cases in juvenile court. The work involves substantial dealings with the court and child welfare system and requires a fairly long-term commitment. Volunteer training provided.
Required training, sessions begin throughout the year.
For more information call 984-3132.
Lane County District Attorney Victim Services Program – Domestic Violence Related
1) Restraining Order Unit — Volunteers help people obtain domestic violence restraining orders or stalking orders — filling out forms, providing support through the court process, and making referrals to social service agencies. 10 hours of required training. Work at least 4 hours per week. Particular relevance: Family dissolution
2) Family Violence Advocates (part of the Court Advocacy Unit) — Volunteers help victims of family violence go through the criminal process, from the time of the initial police report through resolution of the case. Required training. Work at least 8 hours per week. One-year commitment.
For more Information about either, call 682-4523.
Lane County District Attorney Child Advocacy Center
Volunteers assist children who are victims of crime. Most cases involve physical or sexual abuse. Volunteers provide assistance to the child and family from investigation through resolution. Required training. One-year commitment.
For more information call 682-3938.
Sexual Assault Support Services
1) Crisis Lines — Volunteers answer telephone crisis line calls
2) Legal Advocates — Volunteers staff an office assisting people who walk in with questions and problems
3) Crisis Advocates — Volunteers provide immediate response to victims of sexual assaults, including help in dealing with the police, hospitals, etc.
4) Support Groups – counseling and peer support
5) Youth Education Programs – education in schools, child sexual abuse awareness and prevention programs
6) Latina Services – Spanish fluency required
All volunteers must participate in basic training and then take advanced training suitable to the area in which they work. Basic training sessions offered three times per year.
For more information call 484-9791.
1) Crisis Line Workers — Volunteers answer telephone crisis line calls
2) Legal Advocates: work with clients of the UO Law School Domestic Violence Clinic
3) Shelter Advocates — Volunteers work with women in the Womenspace shelter in various ways, including accompanying them to court, helping arrange rides, etc.
4) Children’s Advocates — Volunteers work with children whose parents are in Womenspace programs.
5) Community Advocates — Volunteers staff a downtown office assisting people who walk in with questions and problems.
All volunteers must participate in basic training, and receive more advanced training suited to the program in which they work.
For more Information call Margo Schaefer at 686-6660.