Victim Services (Advocates)

We are seeking a Unit Volunteer Coordinator to assist us in managing this unit. 

One of the key components of the Unit Volunteer t Coordinator is recruiting volunteers. Recruiting volunteer methods can range from working at community events, posting fliers at local businesses, posting opportunities on a website or sharing volunteer openings on social media networking sites.

The Unit Volunteer t Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing a training program for volunteers. The training program can also be used to attract volunteers by highlighting new skills and experience they will gain by donating their time to your organization.  The Unit Volunteer t Coordinator also needs to keep volunteers motivated.

If YOU feel you are the person we have been looking for (our NEW Unit Volunteer Coordinator) for THIS Unit, then please let us know!  We would love to meet with you to discuss this Unit, your ideas, and ours!


Please call us at 505-334-6108 or email us at

Victim Services is the extended compassionate arm of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office (SJCSO). Its purpose is to ensure that no victim of crime or traumatic incident remains alone or uninformed.

The SJCSO Victim Services Unit addresses the needs of crime victims regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, gender, financial or community standing. It assists victims, witnesses, and their families and friends following a crime or traumatic incident.

Committed volunteers serve as victim advocates, or VAPs (victim advocacy program). VAPs are available 24 hours a day to provide crisis intervention when deputies request their presence at a critical incident. These caring advocates are equipped to deal with trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse or death notifications. While on scene they offer comfort, assistance to the deputies, and referrals to community resources. In addition, the Victim Services Unit at the SJCSO provides support to victims during ongoing investigations of their cases or judicial system procedures.

We always welcome new volunteers to our victim advocacy program! Training is provided in so that VAPs can be as prepared as possible to meet the challenges of helping a victim of crime or tragedy. Qualities needed are a compassion for others, strong interpersonal skills and a desire to serve our community through the SJCSO.

To become a victim advocate, please click here to download an application. Or contact the:


Community Relations Division
San Juan County Sheriff’s Office
211 South Oliver
Aztec, NM 87410

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


For additional information, please contact the Community Relations Division at (505) 334-6107.

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