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Help others by becoming a victim advocate

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Attorney's Office, Victim Services Division is looking for volunteers to serve as advocates for crime victims.

A victim advocate is someone who helps support victims after a crime or other trauma, like the shooting on January 8, 2011, by providing crisis intervention services, emotional support, as well as resources and referrals. 

Those interested in finding out how to become an advocate can attend one of two information sessions offered by the Victim Services Division of the Pima County Attorney's Office.  Both sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 18 and 25 at the Tucson Police Department Substation (1310 W. Miracle Mile). 

Training for volunteers is also provided by the Victim Services Division, and is open to all interested community members. The training is a six week session that begins on September 8, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  Those who would like to attend training, must first attend the August information sessions; an interview process will happen after the information session for prospective volunteers.

For more information on volunteering and signing up for the August sessions please call 740-5525.

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