Want to Help Victims of Abuse? Become a Volunteer
The Peoria Police Department is currently recruiting Victim’s Advocate Volunteers These volunteers provide on-scene and follow up contact with victims and their families. Victim Assistance Volunteers offer emotional support, referrals and resources, crisis intervention and victim rights information. A Victim Assistance Volunteer also acts as a liaison between the victim and the involved agencies on a case, and to professionally advocate for the needs of victims.
To apply, please complete the background packet and submit it to the Police Department. All volunteers will be required to successfully complete a background screening and polygraph examination.
If you have questions, please call Stephanie Smith at 623-773-7019 or Ryan Stevens at 623-773-5058.
Download the Victim's Advocate Volunteer Application (PDF)
What’s involved with becoming a victim’s advocate? Click here.
Learn more about police volunteers
Meet some of our Victim Advocate Volunteeers
| Maria Alexandra Marinca (English)
"The feeling to help other people like domestic violence victims, to provide the resources they need is very rewarding."
"Volunteering as a victim advocate for me is a true calling. It’s a real need within me to serve my community."