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Victim Services Advocate
Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor-Housing Solutions and
Victim Services, the Victim Resource Services Advocate provides direct services
to victims of crime.
direct services to victims of crime, including emergency needs, information and
referral, counseling, accompaniment, home and hospital visits, and assistance
in filing for CVB compensation.
safety plan with each client.
the immediate needs of the crime victim and family – develop appropriate plan,
involve appropriate agencies and facilitate the implementation of the plan.
the legal course to which the crime victim will be subject and provide or
obtain appropriate assistance to the victim.
with First Step Team to ensure all referrals are assigned to case manager.
24 hour on call responsibility with other First Step employees.
in conjunction with the DA’s Office, the County Sheriff’s Department, and the County
Department of Social Services to provide a coordinated community response to crime,
especially domestic violence.
with the community response team to assess Domestic Violence Cases and develop
with public education/awareness efforts regarding violence and community
statistical database and case management files. Prepare monthly reports as
required by funders.
in appropriate Catholic Charities staff meetings and in-service staff
development opportunities. Represent Catholic Charities to the Community.
duties as appropriate.
TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Program
Supervisor-Housing Solutions and Victim Services
Associates degree in Human Services
or related field.
in assessing victim safety.
in collaboration with other county agencies to ensure victim’s needs are met.
combination of education and experience may be substituted at the discretion of
the Executive Director.