The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Victim Outreach Program is made up of citizens that volunteer their time to provide outreach to victims of property crimes including theft, burglary and vandalism. The objective of the outreach program is to make contact with victims, obtain useful information, offer resources, and get feedback that will enable the Sheriff's Office to better serve the community.
Volunteers in this program must be self-motivated, flexible and work well independently. Patience and a desire to help others are beneficial qualities for this position. Volunteers must have an open, non-judgmental attitude towards victims. The ability to communicate well, possess good telephone skills and basic knowledge of computers are essential qualifications. Confidentiality is required.
Ability to maintain attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and integrity
Ability to perform assignments
Ability to work effectively with a diverse client base
Ability to work effectively with law enforcement
Be a productive member of good standing in the community
Capacity to work independently with limited close supervision
No history of drug use or abuse
No history of felony or violent misdemeanor arrest
Possess a good moral character
Respect for government agencies and programs
Willingness and ability to pass a thorough background check