Victim Assistance

Partnerships to Provide Assistance

The Wheat Ridge Police Department is committed to providing assistance to victims and witnesses of crime and other traumatic events. To help facilitate assistance for those in need, the Police Department has developed partnerships with the following organizations.

Victim Outreach Information (VOI)

VOI is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy and services to victims of crime within the Wheat Ridge Community. Their mission is to improve the treatment of the innocent victims of crime, and to protect them from victimization in the aftermath. They offer comprehensive services that victims need and deserve.

See below for information about becoming a volunteer Victim Advocate with VOI.

Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons (FOHVAMP)

Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, Inc. (FOHVAMP) is a nonprofit organization working in Colorado to find, support and empower families suffering from a loved one's unresolved murder or long-time suspicious disappearance.

Volunteer Victim Advocates

Victim Outreach Information (VOI) is looking for Volunteer Victim Advocates to work in conjunction with our law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice system to provide crisis response to victims of violent crime and trauma.

Advocates work with victims and their families providing support, information and resources. Volunteers will carry a pager on evenings and weekends and respond on scene when called out by law enforcement.

VOI serves areas including:
  • Arvada
  • Edgewater
  • Golden
  • Lakeside
  • Morrison
  • Mountain View
  • Wheat Ridge

Volunteer Applicants

No experience is necessary. Applicants must be at least 21 and submit to background check. There is a 40-hour free training class that is provided. Applications are being accepted for our upcoming fall training session. Call for details.

View a complete job description.