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Partner Volunteer Opportunities

Partner Volunteer Opportunities

  • 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

    How to Apply:
    Please review our volunteer agreement and application packet. View/download it on their website.

    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.

  • The children's waiting room was established as a safe haven for children 2½ (toilet trained) to 14 years of age who must accompany their parents to court.

    As a volunteer in the children's waiting room, you will be responsible for guiding child's play and activities, interacting with court personnel, and seeing that proper registration and log record procedures are being met. Your presence will bring a sense of calm to children who may feel anxiety in the face of a strange and sometime emotionally charged environment.

    Volunteers must provide proof of current certification in CPR (Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation), and a negative T.B. (Tuberculin) test within 60 days of beginning service. Fingerprinting will also be required.

    (2 Locations)

    Location 1: Ventura Hall of Justice
    800 South Victoria Avenue
    Ventura, California 93009
    Tel (805) 289-8900

    Location 2: Juvenile Courthouse
    4353 Vineyard Avenue
    Oxnard, California, 93036
    Tel. (805) 289-8820