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Victims find comfort through Eagle County Sheriff’s Office nonprofit

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Organization name: Victim Services Unit of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Coordinator: Deena Ezzell, victim services coordinator.

Location: Office is in Eagle, offering services for people throughout Eagle County.

Phone number: 970-328-8544.

Web address: http://www.eaglecounty.us/sheriff/victimservices.cfm.

Hours: On-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies; office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

What is the organization’s mission and who benefits from its work?

The goal of the Victims’ Services Unit is to provide an extensive, service-oriented support system for anyone impacted by violence or trauma. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office realizes victims and their family members have special needs following a crime or crisis. The Colorado State Constitution also states that crime victims have rights, including the right to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity. Trained volunteers and staff are available 365 days per year to respond to the scene of a crime and provide crisis intervention, emotional support and referrals.

Where does your funding come from?

We get our funding from the Eagle County government and grants.

How many staff members work for you?

We have two paid staff members and a team of dedicated volunteers.

Anything else you’d like the community to know about the organization?

Volunteers are always needed. There’s no experience necessary ” we will train you. The Victims’ Services Unit also provides training to community groups on a variety of topics including sexual assault, domestic violence, sudden death and other topics. Call the office for more information about volunteer opportunities or community education.

Want to see your nonprofit organization featured here?

Contact Community Editor Lauren Glendenning at 970-748-2983 or lglendenning@vaildaily.com.




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