Volunteer Opportunity

Staff Assistant, Juvenile Assessment Center, Justice System Volunteer Program

Application or Registration Deadline: 06/09/2017
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Community Services
Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date: Must be 21 years old to apply. One 5 hour shift per week FRIDAY EVENINGS or Saturdays, for 6 months. Not an internship.

Boulder County Justice Center
1777 6th St., Boulder

Program Summary:

The Juvenile Assessment Center is a 24 hour facility in downtown Boulder that provides intake booking, assessment and bonding services as well as secure lodging for up to 20 youths who have been taken into temporary custody. Youth from Longmont, Erie, Lafayette, Boulder and anywhere in Boulder County are brought here by law enforcement. This is a temporary holding site prior to court dates. Most youth are housed here for a few hours to a few days depending on the circumstance.

For more information on the Justice System Volunteer Program visitwww.BoulderCountyJusticeVolunteers.org.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Volunteers assist staff in day-to-day operations including conducting intake assessments, pre-trial release planning, supervision of daily tasks/activities and escorting youth to court. Other duties include accurate maintenance of record keeping systems and liaison with outside agencies on behalf of detained youth.

Qualifications and Requirements:


Maturity, honest, ability to take direction, set appropriate boundaries and strong communication skills are essential. Minimum age is 21. Prefer some knowledge and/or experience with troubled at-risk youth. Ability to work well with diverse populations and work within a team. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check.

No one will be accepted who has a DUI/DWAI/MIP conviction within the last five years.

Training Dates and Information:

First week training includes the intake/release process, security policies, crisis intervention/prevention and motivational interviewing. Ongoing on-the-job training is given specific to volunteer needs.

Additional Information:

JAC shifts are every day of the week – 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 12:00 noon-5:00 pm and 4:00-9:00 pm.

College students wishing to earn credit for an internship must commit to 2 5-hour shifts each week for 6 months, preferably longer.


Contact: Mary Eldred at JSVP@bouldercounty.org or 303.441.3718 to receive an online application link and instructions.

Application Process:

Please send an email of interest to JSVP@bouldercounty.org or call Mary at 303.441.3718. Volunteers who meet minimum requirements and commit to at least 6 months will be emailed an application link.