Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit
Victim Witness Advocate
The Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney is currently accepting resumes for an experienced Victim-Witness Advocate.
We desire professionals with victim-based advocacy experience, who will represent the wishes and interests of victims while working with several disciplines to achieve justice. Advocates are trained professionals who assist and/or advocate for victims of crime (in accordance with (O.C.G.A. § 17-17-1) in determining the best options in the aftermath of a crime, whether or not the victim goes through the civil or criminal justice system.
Preferred Qualifications: Principal duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: compliance with the Crime Victim Bill of Rights, explanation of and information about the criminal justice system, administrative duties and coordination of resources within the community on behalf of victims. Specifically, the Victim Advocate will provide resources to crime victims, collaborate with community partners, engage the community and any other duties as directed by the Program Director.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented; strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must; must be able to work well in a team environment; must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility and leadership skills, as well as a commitment to serving the community and working with the public. Additionally, the candidate must have a proficient working knowledge of victim resources, the criminal justice system. The candidate must be flexible in their working hours.
Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check and physical/drug screen.
Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by 5:00 pm on June 27th, 2022, to the attention of Chastity Rogers, Director – Victim-Witness Assistance Program at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary Range: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.