Southwestern Judicial Circuit
The Southwestern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a Victim Advocate. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, but interested persons are encouraged to apply as early as possible, and priority will be given to candidates who are immediately available.
The primary role of the Victim Advocate is to assist victims of crime throughout the judicial process, which includes the following: providing notification of court proceedings; assisting with victim’s compensation claims; accompanying victims to court hearings; advising them of their rights under Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights; informing and educating them regarding the various stages of the judicial process; and assisting them in obtaining outside services, such as counseling. Other duties and responsibilities related to victim advocacy may be assigned as necessary.
Preferred applicants will have a background in criminal justice or social services, along with excellent customer service skills and a strong desire to help others. All candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check, driver’s history check, fingerprinting, and drug screening.
The initial salary range for the position is expected to be in the low to mid $30s, depending on qualifications. The selected candidate will be eligible for full state employment benefits, including excellent insurance and retirement benefits.
The Southwestern 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.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter to Tami Peavy-Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to Lewis R. Lamb at email@example.com. Resumes or other inquiries will NOT be accepted via any other process.