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Victim Witness Advocate

Posted: 08/01/2022

We are looking for a Victim Witness Advocate!

The purpose of this classification is to work as a part of the District Attorney's Office to provide a continuum of support services to primary and secondary victims of crime throughout the trial and criminal justice process. 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes the case management system to initiate and document contact with victims.
  • Assists and encourages victim involvement in their case by assessing the victim’s needs, making referrals to appropriate area services, assisting with appointment making and arranging ancillary services.
  • Explains criminal proceedings and court processes to victims and witnesses.
  • Attends and accompanies victims to court.
  • Responds to requests for victim support from other agencies.
  • Assists victims with filing petitions for temporary protective orders and warrant applications.
  • Notifies victims of the defendant’s bond conditions, case status, upcoming court dates, and outcomes.
  • Notifies victims of the rights afforded to them under the Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights (CVBOR).
  • Sends surveys to victims periodically to fulfill the Outcome Performance Measurement requirement; Coordinates paperwork and prepares quarterly reports necessary to maintain the Victims of Crime Act (V.O.C.A.) grant each year.
  • Responds to Department inquires for assistance.  
  •  Assists with completing and filing victim impact statements and victim compensation forms.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, or related field, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Benefits:
  • Health/Major Medical
  • Dental
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employer-Paid Pension
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation- Annually
  • Paid Sick
  • Incentive Pay & Longevity Pay
  • Free Wellness Clinic