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Victim’s Assistance Coordinator

Karnes County Attorney’s Office

Full-Time Position

Job Description

  • Responsible for initial contact and immediate need assessment of victims after a law enforcement report is made.
  • Provides immediate and temporary crisis counseling to primary, and if necessary, secondary victims and witnesses.
  • Serve as Liaison between victims, prosecutors, and law enforcement.
  • Assist victims with case status, Crime Victim’s Compensation, Victim Impact Statements, and other state funded projects.
  • Explain and answer questions about the criminal justice system.
  • Assists officers and detectives to provide assistance and information on cases.
  • Accompany victims to court and to meetings with prosecutors.
  • Provide referrals to social service agencies in the community and act as an agent to community meetings.
  • Trains sworn and non-sworn personnel who have contact with victim/witnesses about the rights and needs of victim/witnesses under current policies.
  • Assures victim/witnesses are advised of the status of their cases, including the arrests and release of suspects, as possible.
  • Facilitates community discussion and action about the rights of Crime Victims and a community-based response to issues of interpersonal violence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or related field, preferred but not required.
  • Experience advocating for victims of interpersonal violence and sexual assault.
  • Experience in community and collaborative organizing preferred.
  • Understanding of the dynamics of family violence and sexual assault and/or completed trainings are highly preferred.
  • Need to be a highly motivated self-starter.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred.

Tentative start date:  March 11, 2022

If you wish to apply for the Victim Assistance Coordinator position, please send cover letter, resume and two references to [email protected]