Northeastern Judicial Circuit (Hall and Dawson County)
Victim Witness Advocate
The District Attorney’s Office for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit (Hall County and Dawson County) has an opening for a Victim/Witness Advocate. The Victim/Witness Advocate provides a continuum of supportive services to victims of crime. Total effort is directed toward working with primary and secondary victims of crime. The position requires flexibility, self motivation, a cooperative team effort, and a very detailed and organized person.
The Victim/Witness Advocate makes early contact with the victim and provides crisis intervention and emotional support through the process. Assesses the victim’s needs, referring to appropriate area services, assisting with appointment making, etc. and arranging ancillary services when deemed appropriate. Prepares victim and witnesses for legal and social service experiences he/she will encounter; translating actions and terms into ones understandable and comfortable to the victim. Introduces and familiarizes victim/witness with the court process. Assists and encourages involvement in the case, acting as a liaison between the secondary victims and systems they encounter. Attends Court when necessary. Acts as an advisor to the Court on the Victim’s behalf and works with secondary victims in the case. Follows up on service to the victim/witnesses, acting as a clearinghouse for agencies involved. Assists with filing victim impact statements and victim compensation forms.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree. Preferred fields include Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology or related field. Prior experience working with victims of crime is helpful, but not required. Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.
The Northeastern Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Resumes and cover letters should be sent by email only to: Lee Darragh, District Attorney at email@example.com; Ms. Wanda Vance, Chief Assistant District Attorney at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Kristen Frame, Victim/Witness Director at email@example.com.
No telephone inquiries.