That every victim of crime and every Elbert County Resident is provided support, advocacy and education in their time of need.
Through intervention, advocacy, and education, the victim assistance program provides support to individuals in a manner that empowers them to recover from traumatic events.
The Elbert County Victim Assistance program is staffed by dedicated victim advocates that help individuals who have been victimized or who have otherwise experienced trauma. Advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist individuals and families with services such as:
For more information about the program or if you need assistance with trauma or crime related issues, please contact our office at (303) 621-2027 ext. 6126-or 6129
We recognize that crime not only affects the individual it was perpetrated against, but it also affects the community as a whole. As such, our victim assistance program works diligently to provide community education which focuses on victim issues and the needs of those in crisis. Community education is multi-faceted and ranges from:
Although every person's experience in the aftermath of a crime or traumatic event is different, the recovery process can be extremely difficult. Recovering from the debilitating effects of physical, emotional and financial harm can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to assist individuals with rebuilding their lives' after a crime or traumatic event. It is important for you to remember that experiencing reactions such as shock, disbelief, anger, fear, frustration, confusion, guilt, shame, or sorrow is normal. You should also remember YOU CAN RECOVER. The following information is provided to assist you during your journey:
Victim Assistance Program Events
2012 National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 22-28, 2012: Extending the VISION: Reaching Every VICTIM- please check back for list of local activities.
In recognition of National Crime Victim's Rights Week, The Elbert County Sheriff's Office will be sharing our county's vision, determination and passion for justice that helps us all empower victims to live full lives beyond the crime. On April 28, 2012, Elbert County will observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week with a creative expression exhibit and recognition ceremony. Community members are encouraged to participate in this week's events and to finds ways to help victims of crime. Click here for more detailed information on local activities and how you can "get involved" or contact the Elbert County Sheriff's Office Victim Assistance Program at 303-621-2027 ext. 6126 or 6129.
Providing early intervention and support after a victimization is essential in helping victims recover. When in crisis, people often turn to family and friends to help them in their time of need. While family and friends can be a reliable source of comfort, they often have difficulty providing the necessary resources that empower victims to move from crime to recovery. Our Victim assistance program utilizes trained volunteer advocates to support victims and connect them with valuable resources immediately following a crime or traumatic event. Volunteer advocates are needed to provide:
If you would like to make a difference in someone's life, are dedicated and compassionate, this volunteer opportunity could be for YOU. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Advocate with the Victim Assistance program and would like more information, please contact:
The Elbert County Sheriff's Office Victim Assistance program provides crisis intervention, support, advocacy, resources, referrals, and follow-up assistance to victims and co-victims of crime 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The program is staffed by a team of dedicated Advocates whose primary focus is in assuring that victims are treated with fairness, dignity and respect during the criminal justice process. Additionally, we are here to help individuals who need support, information or referrals following a traumatic event.
Advocates are available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you would like to speak to an advocate, please call (303) 621-2027 ext. 6126 or 6129 during regular business hours, or (303)-660-7500 after hours for response by an on-call advocate.To Top