The Victim / Witness Division of the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office is pleased to know of your interest in volunteering with us. Our volunteers serve as telephone and / or hospital crisis responders. Telephone volunteers handled calls (through a call diverting process) that come in over the 24-hour crisis line while hospital volunteers respond to any of the hospitals in Montgomery County (i.e., MVH, Miami Valley South, Good Samaritan, Grandview, Sycamore, Southview, Kettering Medical Center, Children's Medical Center).
Training to prepare volunteers for each of these roles typically takes place in the Spring and the Fall. The training is a 20-hour course, which includes the following topics: History of the Victim / Witness Division, Volunteer Roles / Responsibilities, Crisis Intervention, Criminal Justice System Overview, Victims' Rights, Juvenile Justice System, Victims with Special Needs, Respecting Diversity, Communication Guidelines, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) role and the Sexual Assault examination, Dynamics of Sexual Assault. Child Victims and CARE House, Domestic Violence, Protection Orders, Mental Health and Suicide, Homicide Survivors, Safety Awareness, Summary of Victimization, Resources, and Referrals.
Below is an application that you need to complete and return. Once your application is processed, and the class dates set, you will receive a confirmation notice of your acceptance into the class along with the schedule, location, and additional details. We look forward to meeting you and working with you. If you have any questions about our volunteer program, please free to email Ms. Valerie Cosenza or call 937-225-5623.