What does a Child Advocate do?
Child Advocates go out on calls with Victim Advocates when children are invovled. Child Advocates coordinate play and safety plan with children while their parent is talking to the police or Victim Advocate.
How to become a Child Advocate:
- A 42-hour training is offered biannually that covers all aspects of being an advocate
- Must possess open, non-judgmental attitude toward survivors of crime
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Must be willing to complete a background check
- Must be willing to make a one year commitment, if possible