Victim Advocate

Job Description
Main Areas of Responsibility: 

1. Legal advocacy regarding victim’s rights, court accompaniment, and attendance at court hearings.
2. Provides direct services to victims of family violence.
3. Case management including analyzing files, follow-up contact with clients, and monitoring client safety.
4. On-call support to provide assistance to law enforcement with domestic violence calls.
5. Provide crisis intervention and short-term counseling, referral for other appropriate services.

Additional Areas of Responsibility: 

1. Provide assistance on domestic violence restraining orders and stalking/harassment intervention.
2. Return phone calls and conduct regular welfare checks on clients.
3. Information and referrals for personal safety and security issues.
4. Assistance in establishing financial losses for restitution purposes.
5. Information about referral to Crime Victim’s Reparation Commission.
6. Participate in ongoing training and growth opportunities.
7. Perform other related and assigned job duties.

Other Information/Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree in a related field
OR
Graduation from a senior high school or GED and 1 year experience working with a victim oriented program such as: domestic violence, child abuse, rape crisis
OR
Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.

Contact Information
Name: 
Scott Wilson
Agency/Organization: 
Domestic Violence Resource Center
Address: 
625 Silver Ave SW Suite 185
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code: 
87102
Business Phone: 
505-248-3158

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