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Employment Opportunities

DeKalb County Solicitor General’s Office

Victim Witness Advocate

The DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office is accepting applications for a Victim Witness Advocate.  The Victim Witness Advocate provides assistance to victims of misdemeanor crimes; contacts victim by phone, letter or field visits; completes intake forms; determines and evaluates victim experiences and needs; makes referrals and recommendations regarding counseling, safety needs and concerns, housing, food and other needs; explains and provides information and assistance regarding criminal justice processes, what to expect in their particular cases, victim’s rights, victim notification of custody status changes and case information, temporary protective orders, bond conditions, compensation and restitution programs and individualized safety plans; remains in contact with the victim throughout their case and provides updates and support; and provides crisis intervention as needed.

Evaluates cases and offers appropriate recommendations; reviews police reports, 911 calls, pictures, medical records, criminal histories, etc.; gathers additional information as needed; compiles and submits data on high risk defendants to appropriate law enforcement and judicial agencies; assesses cases and make recommendations to prosecutors and investigators regarding case dispositions, victim’s desires, defendant’s criminal history, lethality factors, etc.; and refers
cases as required by law to Department of Family and Children Services and Adult Protective Services.  Assists as a liaison between the prosecution teams and the victims;

Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Social Work or related field required; two years of experience in criminal justice, law enforcement, social justice, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. We also require at least 1 year of experience.

Salary Range: $40,474-$62,736

Contact Number: 770-286-8406

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Email: ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Opening Date: 05/03/2021
Application Closing Date: 05/31/2021