Job Description

Job Summary

The position serves as the Victim Advocate for child victims of abuse crimes and works as a part of the CJC multidisciplinary response team on-site at the Children’s Justice Center (CJC). CJC’s Victim Advocate provides information and support about justice system procedures and processes and provides linkages to needed services and community resources.  Duties involve initiating contact with victims and witnesses, providing assistance and in-court support to victims, explaining court processes, participating in interviews and case discussions. This position reports directly to the CJC Executive Director.



·         Bachelor’s degree with major course work in justice administration, counseling, psychology, social sciences

·         Three years of direct work experience in a victim advocate role and formal training in victim advocacy services

·         Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will be considered.

·         A degree must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

·         Experience and knowledge of the criminal judicial system and prior work experience in a multidisciplinary professional team including effective communication with children, teens and non-offending family members.

·         Experience as an advocate for children who have been victims of abuse is preferred.

·         Bilingual (Spanish-English) speaking and writing skills are preferred.


Knowledge of: Laws and regulations related to victim/witness’ rights and the criminal justice system; procedures of Superior, District and Juvenile Courts; Children’s Advocacy Centers and the multidisciplinary team model; child welfare response and interventions; available community counseling resources and programs; principles and practices of victim advocacy services; crisis intervention techniques; experience working with diverse populations; accessing resources including crisis intervention services; and how to manage confidential case notes and files.


Ability to: Work well as a member of a collaborative professional response team to provide a comprehensive and coordinated response with law enforcement, prosecutors, medical and mental health providers and child protective service social workers; advocate for victims; provide information to victims and their non-offending family members in an understandable manner; provide culturally sensitivity advocacy services and make accommodations for special needs; effectively build rapport and interact with children and their non-offending family members; schedule and manage time well; provide services in a timely manner; understand and follow established laws, regulations, policies and procedures that direct the work and role of an advocate; maintain an independent advocate role while collaborating with other disciplines who share the same client; efficient use of a computer; drive and have a car available to utilize when necessary to meet with clients off site; and maintain confidential records.


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Salary Grade: Local 11.709 $24.90 – $31.84- per hour

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