The Denver District Attorney's Office has been gifted with very special people - volunteers and interns. There are frequently volunteer opportunities available to people who may have a little extra time and who have a real commitment to serving the community. There are also internship opportunities for students who are attending an accredited college or university and have an interest in the criminal justice system. These opportunities include:
- Customer Service aide:
The Denver DA's Office responds to a heavy volume of telephone calls from the general public. There is frequently a need for a customer service volunteer with excellent telephone and customer service skills to assist with reception duties that include answering and directing incoming calls and greeting visitors.
- Juvenile Diversion:
General: Interns or volunteers work with first time juvenile offenders in a diversion program as an alternative to court. Duties vary according to interest and need. 16 hours a week minimum.
Interns or volunteers tutor clients in general or specific topics. Some tutoring may be on a computer system, on GED preparation, or basic skill development. 1 to 3 hours per week.
Client Support Services:
Interns or volunteers provide direct support to clients in such areas as educational attendance, community service, restitution completion, and pro-social leisure activities. 2 to 10 hours per month.
- County Court and District Court:
Legal Interns: Law students intern in a variety of capacities. Most legal interns have completed their second year of law school and may be able to arrange academic credit. For more information click here: Legal Interns
- Victim Advocates: Interns or volunteers work with a Victim Advocate assigned to either a County Court or District Court division. Duties include helping victims understanding the judicial process, assisting with paperwork, and providing information to victims. 16 hours a week minimum for at least 3 months.
Interns or volunteers assist the Communication Director in coordinating a variety of communications between the DA's office, the public, media and staff. Duties include monitoring news coverage, attending court hearings, data entry, research, writing, and special projects. 8 to 10 hours a week minimum for at least 4 months.
For more information on internship and volunteer opportunities contact the Denver District Attorney's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Debra Shampanier, 720-913-9196 or email: email@example.com
Denver DA’s Office, 201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept. 801, Denver, CO 80202
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