Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor

Job posting February 22, 2024

The Texas District and County Attorneys Association is pleased to announce the creation of a new position: Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor (DVRP). Patterned after the successful Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor position (which provides training and support for prosecutors handling intoxicated driving cases), the DVRP will be responsible for training and technical assistance to Texas prosecutors and law enforcement personnel around the state. State prosecutor associations around the country are creating new DVRP positions in a national strategy to combat domestic violence, and we are proud to join the effort with the generous assistance of grant funding from the Court of Criminal Appeals. 

The Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor will have primary responsibility for the development, production, and evaluation of statewide and regional domestic violence prosecutor training. The DVRP also has the responsibility to provide technical assistance to Texas prosecutors to improve their ability to handle these complex cases.

The specific duties of the DVRP will include:

  • in conjunction with association leadership, developing a strategy for a regional domestic violence training program to provide timely, relevant, and accessible training and materials to association members and allied professionals
  • in conjunction with the Training Director and association leadership, developing and expanding the association’s training programs on domestic violence issues to provide training to association members and allied professionals
  • monitoring criminal justice issues related to domestic violence and conducting needs assessments to evaluate and determine the educational needs of prosecutor offices
  • coordinating and cooperating with judicial training entities to assist in their mandated statutory duties to train judges in the area of domestic violence 
  • in conjunction with the Communications Director, providing timely and relevant domestic violence materials for the website and association publications
  • assisting the TDCAA training team as needed to produce live and online training events

The position is full time. The salary range is $100,000 to $125,000 commensurate with experience. Presence at TDCAA headquarters in Austin is required. Monthly travel within Texas to produce training is expected. A Texas bar license and at least three years of experience as a Texas prosecutor are minimum requirements. Retirement and health care benefits are part of the compensation package. To apply, please provide a cover letter and resume to Rob Kepple at [email protected].