Victim-Witness Coordinator

Salary: $16.40 Hourly
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Job Number: 19-00063
Closing: 4/15/2019 11:59 PM Central

Summary

Provides supporting services and information to crime victims, witnesses and their families in compliance with the Code of Criminal Procedures Article 56.04.  Insures that a victim, guardian of a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim is afforded the rights granted victims by Article 56.02.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides victims information on criminal cases (hearings, processing, etc.
  • Provides victims and their families crisis counseling and referrals appropriate to their needs.
  • Assists prosecutors in interviewing victims of violent crimes, preparing victim/witnesses for trial and accompanying victims to trial to provide support while they are testifying.
  • Explains criminal justice system procedures to victims/witnesses and informs them of the status of the case and court dates, rescheduling, etc.
  • Notifies victims of charges filed, indictments, etc. by mail.
  • Provides victims information on Crime Victim Compensation procedures and Victim Impact Statements.
  • Helps victims fill out appropriate forms and assists with these processes to final resolution.
  • Assists prosecutors in translating when necessary.
  • Provides liaison with Department of Human Resources (Child Protective Services), Women’s Shelter, Family Outreach, Family Counseling, Driscoll, Humana, Memorial Medical Center, Victim Services, RIO, Parents of Murdered Children and other agencies dealing with victims.
  • Assists prosecutors by reviewing file prior to interviews for potential problems with victims (age, medical problems, etc.)
  • Provides training to agencies and community groups on issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and other victimology related topics.
  • Represents the District Attorney’s or County Attorney’s Office on community board and tasks force and speaks at public functions on behalf of the program.
  • Provides training to Crisis Volunteers on Victim Assistance.
  • Other duties may be assigned. 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in social work, psychology, public administration or a related field and at least one year of experience in an organization that is involved with delivery of human services and/or the criminal justice system.
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be considered for current Nueces County employees only.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Texas Operator’s Driver’s License

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and human services delivery systems.
  • Familiarity with community resources.        
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interviewing and counseling skills. Ability to plan and organize conferences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county employees and officials, representatives of victim/witness advocacy and assistance groups, court personnel, attorneys and the general public.
  • Ability to work with crime victims especially children.
  • Ability to speak fluent Spanish as well as English is preferred.

Available benefits as a Nueces County employee:

  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Health Insurance – Aetna
  • Dental Insurance – optional
  • Vision Insurance – optional
  • Short and Long-term Disability Insurance – optional
  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Flexible health and dependent day care accounts
  • Retirement program – TCDRS
  • Deferred Compensation 457
  • Paid time off – Vacation, Sick leave, Holidays
  • Longevity Pay
  • Direct Deposit
  • Education Assistance Program

Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nuecesco to apply.