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TCSO Victim Services Unit Seeks Volunteers


TCSO Victim Services Unit Seeks Volunteers

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Unit is seeking persons of excellent moral standing with the sensitivity and self-awareness necessary to provide effective assistance to those in crisis. TCSO VSU Volunteers provide immediate assistance to victims of various criminal and crisis circumstances including, but not limited to: Family Violence, Sexual Assaults, Child/Elder Abuse, Aggravated Assaults, Robberies/Burglaries, Suicides, Structure Fires, Death Notifications, Natural/Accidental Deaths and Major Traffic Accidents.

TCSO VSU Volunteers must complete a comprehensive virtual training program that is scheduled for August 3rd – September 3rd (Mondays 6 – 9pm, Wednesdays 6 – 9pm, Thursdays 6 – 9pm). Volunteers will assist with phone calls and accompany on a series of calls before being cleared to take calls independently.

** On-scene response is currently not permitted for TCSO VSU Volunteers due to COVID-19. It is under constant review to ensure the safety of both victims and volunteers.**

TCSO VSU Volunteers need to be 21 or older, with a reliable, insured vehicle, a working cell phone and a schedule that allows for (4) four-hour shifts of on-call duty per month. Volunteers must also be willing to submit to a background check that includes fingerprints. To volunteer, visit
Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer 512-854-4986

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