Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County

Overview

 

Victim/Witness Services (V/WS) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental agency consisting of full- and part-time staff, volunteer victim advocates, and student interns working together to support victims throughout the criminal or juvenile justice process. 

V/WS assists victims of crimes and crisis occurring within Coconino County, including:

  • Homicide
  • aggravated assault
  • domestic violence
  • sexual assault
  • armed robbery
  • child physical and sexual abuse
  • DUI crimes with fatalities or injuries

Services include:

  • immediate crisis intervention
  • crisis counseling
  • court escort
  • transportation to/from court
  • child care while testifying in court
  • assistance with victim compensation benefits
  • social service agency referrals
  • information on Arizona Victims’ Rights laws
  • victim and witness advocacy
  • follow-up support
  • community education/public information

These services are designed to help victims/witnesses and their families recover from the initial trauma of a crime and to cope with the difficulties and confusion involved in the criminal justice process.  

Duties

Interns will be able to learn most aspects of a victim/witness program and may eventually manage a small caseload (with staff assistance and depending of number of internship hours per week).  Interns will be expected to assist with data entry and clerical work. 

Qualifications

V/WS prefers students who are:

  • junior level or above
  • mature
  • responsible
  • hardworking

Apply

For more information, visit the organization’s website or contact Priscilla Brown.