Victim Witness Advocate
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Health/Major Medical
- Long Term Disability
- Employer-Paid Pension
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Vacation- Annually
- Paid Sick
- Incentive Pay & Longevity Pay
- Free Wellness Clinic