Offering support when needed most
The main goal of the Victims Assistance Program is to touch peoples’ lives in a respectful and sensitive way during a difficult time. We have a highly trained staff to add that "special care" and assist people in the Town of Castle Rock.
The Victims Assistance Program provides support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to people who have been victimized by crime, traumatic experiences or suffered the loss of a loved one.
A group of trained volunteers help hundreds of families and individuals every year by providing information, follow-up support and referrals, and by acting as a liaison between victims and the criminal justice system.
The Victims Assistance Program currently has 11 volunteers, each of whom attended 40 hours of initial training - as well as continuing education. They are given opportunities to attend specialized workshops or conferences throughout the year.
Volunteers must complete a 40-hour training program (various programs held throughout the year). This program assists victims of crime by providing immediate crisis interventions, referrals and follow-up support. Volunteer staff works directly with Castle Rock Police officers and investigators.
Specific criteria, found in the Victim's Assistance Volunteer job description
, must be met in order to be eligible for the program.
Those interested should submit a completed application
and return it by:
Castle Rock Police Department
Attention: Carole Malezija
100 Perry St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
- Fax to: Attention: Victim's Assistance, 303-660-5415
- In-person to Castle Rock Police Department (at the address listed above) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
For specific questions about the program or application process, please contact Carole Malezija at 303-663-6110 or by email.
The Victims Assistance Program is partially funded by a grant awarded annually by the Victims Assistance Law Enforcement Board. The funds are generated from fines and penalties assessed on individuals who have been convicted or have pleaded guilty to certain crimes.
For more information, email us or call 303-663-6110.