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Employment Opportunities

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Victim Services Director

The Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney is currently accepting resumes for a Victim Services Director to oversee its Victim-Witness Assistance Program (VWAP). The Victim-Witness Assistance Program offers guidance, support, information, and crisis counseling to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice process.

Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Oversee the provision of victim services and advocacy within the office setting.
• Coordinate and oversee Victim Advocates, interns, volunteers, and other staff assigned to victim support
• Establish and maintain close working relationships with law enforcement agencies as well as all public, private, and non-profit victim service providers.
• Must collect data that documents the number of new and existing victims served, the demographics of victims, the type of crimes involved, and types of services provided to victims.
• Develop and provide programs to the community, law enforcement agencies and other local organizations related to victim witness issues and services; familiarizes and train a variety of law enforcement personnel, attorneys or volunteers concerning victim rights, the criminal justice system, and concerns involving victims and witnesses in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit.
• Serves as a member or assigns a designee to serve as a member of various committees, panels, commissions, etc., attends meetings and provides input based on expertise and observations.
• Assume responsibility for program policy recommendations
• Other duties as directed by the Chief Assistant District Attorney.

Preferred Qualifications: Criminal justice, social work, sociology, psychology or related disciplines and have specific experience in victim dynamics related to child abuse, elder abuse, trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, homicide, and personal violence. The ideal candidate must have prior experiences working in a victim-assistance prosecutor’s office, preferably with 2-5 years of practice in advocating for, communicating with, and providing services to crime victims at the felony level. However, consideration will be given to candidates with strong-community based Advocacy experience. Additionally, experience, either paid or volunteer, will be considered. The candidate must have at least one-year minimum of supervisory experience.

Training Requirements: Must have completed a minimum forty (40) hours of pre-approved training specific to direct victim services.  National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) Intermediate Credentialing Certification

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: The successful candidate must possess knowledge of the criminal justice system, court procedures, Georgia Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights, and knowledge of the effects of vicarious trauma and self-care. The candidate must also 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.

Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by December 5th, to Chastity Rogers, Victim Services Director, at cdrogers@dekalbcountyga.gov

Salary Range: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: County Paid
Application Opening Date: 11/22/2022
Application Closing Date: 12/05/2022