Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Victim Impact Volunteers

January 5, 2019
Longmont Times-Call

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting volunteers to work as victim impact facilitators.

A news release from the sheriff’s office states that volunteers will work with the Boulder County Jail’s victim impact classes to help inmates learn to recognize the impacts their behavior has had on others.

Applications are being accepted until Jan. 30, and training will be held during February. Victim impact classes run for eight weeks, once per week for two hours on thursday afternoons. About two hours of preparation time which includes reviewing inmate homework.

Volunteers are asked to commit to the program for a year.

The volunteer work requires being able to mange discussion, present opposing viewpoints, be open and inviting but able to establish firm boundaries, respectfully confront denials, minimization, justification and be able to read a room.

For more information reach out to Lori Vise at 303-441-1752 or lvise@bouldercounty.org .

John Bear: 303-473-1355, bearj@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/johnbearwithme

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