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Victim Services

Phone: 970-549-5290
Address: 555 Ute Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
E-Mail: maryh@gjcity.org

Victim Services


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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
970-549-5290

Contact:

Mary Harmeling

Victim Services Coordinator

970-549-5290

maryh@gjcity.org

The Victim Services unit of the GJPD, established in 1992, addresses the personal needs of victims of crime and other traumatic incidents. Its purpose is to ensure that no victim remains alone or uninformed.

The Colorado Victim Rights Amendment guarantees crime victims the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect, and the right to be present and heard at all critical stages in the criminal justice system. The GJPD Victim Services is available to any victim needing support, information or resources during the ongoing investigations of their cases or judicial system procedures.

In addition, the Victim Services coordinator and trained volunteers serve as victim advocates at the time of a critical incident. They are the extended compassionate arms of the GJPD. Victim advocates are available every hour, 365 days per year, to provide crisis intervention when officers request their presence at a scene. They are equipped to deal with difficulties like trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, robberies, or unattended deaths. While on scene GJPD advocates offer comfort, assistance to the officers, and referrals to community resources. Victim advocacy is available 24/7.

If you are interested in volunteering as a victim advocate, we'd love the opportunity to tell you more about our program!  Qualities needed are a compassion for others, good interpersonal skills, a desire to serve our community in a very personal way, and the availability to serve on 12-hour, on-call shifts.  Victm advocates are provided comprehensive training every year.

So that we can deliver the highest quality of service to our victims, we invite your feedback through a brief survey.  Thank you for your time and thoughts.

Click here for the survey

Click here to apply to be a Victim Advocate today!

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