Victim Assistance Coordinator

Description:
The Victim Assistance Coordinator position is responsible for:
• Contact with victims in the early stages of an offense;
• Assist victims by partnering with other advocates to provide direct services;
• Contact with victims after charges have been filed with the District Attorney’s office;
• Interview victims and/or witnesses;
• Serve as Liaison between victims and prosecutors;
• Assist victims with case status, Crime Victims’ Compensation; Victim Impact Statements, and Crime
Loss forms;
• Answer questions (via phone, mail, and in-person) and explain about the criminal justice system;
• Accompany victims to court and to meetings with prosecutors;
• Provide referrals to social service agencies in the community;
• Assist with training officers on victims’ issues, family violence, or working with individuals with mental
or emotional illnesses or learning disabilities;
• Networks with federal, state, regional, and local public and private entities to advocate for victims of
crimes;
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:
This position requires knowledge of counseling practices, procedures, methods and techniques related to
the identification, interviewing, crisis intervention and support of victims and/or witnesses of domestic
violence or criminal activities, usually obtained through experience and/or four years of college resulting in
a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Behavioral Science, Counseling or a related field AND a minimum of
2 years directly related experience. Position also requires ability to communicate effectively orally and in
writing; and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public. Must
possess and maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

Yearly Salary:
$35,000.00 – funded by grant. Benefits provided by Dawson County.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Philip Mack Furlow,
DA Elect, 106th Judicial District
PO Box 1203, Lamesa, Texas 79331
[email protected]