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Victim Services
AprVictim Services Unitil 6 - 12, 2014 is National Crime Victim Rights Week

The Broomfield Police Department is a community oriented police department that supports the Victim Services Unit and offers a wide range of services to help prevent crime and resolve problems. The Victim Services Unit was established as part of the Broomfield Police Department in 1987 and its purpose is to assist Broomfield victims, and their families, who are in crisis.  Victim advocates assist by giving victims the support they need to recover from the trauma of crime, and help them understand their rights as crime victims. 

After a crime, victims and witnesses often feel alone, isolated, helpless, and unable to reach out for assistance. A victim advocate can help victims and witnesses by providing:

Crisis Intervention & Follow-Up
Advocates can assist in sorting through the confusing feelings victims may experience immediately following a crime or traumatic event, as well as later on.  Advocates can help a victim manage one part of the problem at a time and regain control.

Resources and Referrals
Advocates use community resources, as well as the victim's own resources, to help build a network of support. Many resources are available in the community, including, but not limited to: financial assistance, victim compensation funds; counseling; legal resources; medical resources; transportation; household assistance; child care; assistance in dealing with creditors, employers, and landlords; services for victims with special needs; and translation services.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime and need assistance, please call the Victim Services Unit.

New Recruitment

New Victim Advocate recruitment begins each February and training is held every April to maintain adequate volunteer staffing. Applicants are screened through background investigation and an interview process. Monthly advocate training is provided regularly by the Broomfield Victim Services Unit to ensure that information is disseminated to victim advocates, and to provide them with comprehensive victim services training.