Karnes County Attorney’s Office
- 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.
- 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]