Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Arraignments Assistant - Boulder & Longmont
Department:District Attorney
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:One three hour shift per week. Arraignments is held Mon-Thur between the hours of 9:00-12:00 noon
Location:
Boulder County Justice Center or Longmont Court House
Program Summary:
The arraignments office handles the first court appearance for any traffic or misdemeanor violation. At this hearing the Magistrate will hear all cases scheduled for that day's docket. During the arraignment process individuals appearing that day will be informed of their rights and discuss their case with a DA's assistant or Arraignment Assistant.  Each defendant will then return before the Magistrate and enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. Those entering guilty pleas will be assessed court fees and fines, pay for any damages as a result of their actions, and have no further court dates. Those entering not guilty pleas will be assigned another court date to further discuss their case.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Explain and process legal advisement and agreements between the District Attorney's Office and those charged with criminal offenses. 
Qualifications and Requirements:
Prefer basic knowledge of the criminal justice system. An ability to communicate clearly and concisely with people who may be under stress. Must be able to work quickly, pay attention to detail and make few mistakes.  Must be assertive and professional when dealing with defendants.
Application or Registration Deadline:
Application Process:
Please send a resume or include educational/professional information about yourself to Tammi Matthews, JSVP@bouldercounty.org or call 303.441.3718.  We will e-mail application forms to volunteers who meet minimum requirements.
Training Dates and Information:
On the job training.
Additional Information:
We are currently recruiting for both Boulder and Longmont locations.. 

Boulder:  Must be available on one of the following days:  Monday's 9-Noon, Tuesday's 9-Noon, Wednesday 9-Noon or Thursday's 9-Noon for a minimum of six months.

Longmont:  Must be available on one of the following days: Wednesday's 8-Noon or Friday's 8-Noon for a minimum of six months in Longmont.
Contact:
Tammi Matthews, JSVP@bouldercounty.org or 303.441.3718

Policies

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If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

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