Bilingual Crime Victim Advocate at Benton County Human Resources

The Bilingual Crime Victim Advocate provides services to crime victims in Spanish and English by assisting victims as they exercise their rights and utilize available services.
Salary: $3,061.07 – $3,749.20 Monthly
Grant funded position with a scheduled end date of Sept 30, 2019.
Essential Functions
MFA: Inform Victims of Rights and Resources
Essential Duties:
  • Analyze new cases to identify crime victims requiring services.
  • Accurately and concisely document all activities in District Attorney Case Management System (PbK).
  • Advise victims of their rights as mandated by law.
  • Provide written notification of court events and document compliance with victim rights and services.
  • Prepare and file documents with the court. Provide all relevant documents, brochures, and contact information of agencies for victim throughout case prosecution and post-disposition.
  • Clearly explain the Criminal Justice System to victims and provide case specific information as appropriate.
  • Accompany victims to appearances or attend on their behalf as requested and provide support in the grand jury and trial process.
  • Refer victims to agencies or programs for assistance and assists in completing applications and forms.
  • Provide information about stalking, SAPO and FAPA protective orders.
  • Provides interpreter services to Spanish speaking victims.
  • Translate and create Spanish language documents.
MFA: Act as Liaison between Victim, Prosecutor and Court
Essential Duties:
  • Prepares requests for no-contact deletions on defendant release agreements for filing with the court and assisting in scheduling of objection hearings.
  • Ensures victim impact statements are provided to prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the court.
  • Assist victims in recovery of property and/or restitution for stolen and damaged property.
  • Obtain and document restitution information and file with the court as appropriate.
  • Provide information to prosecutors regarding lack of payment of restitution for probation violations.
  • Assist victims and prosecutors with victim health information needs by preparing medical releases and release of information to speak with other agencies that are providing services to victims.
  • Facilitate victims’ right to defendant HIV/STD testing.
  • Assist prosecutors in cases with victim-related needs.
  • Prepares and files court documents as directed by the DDA.
  • Coordinates victim schedule for meetings, grand jury, trial, and other court hearings.
  • Provide information by telephone and/or by letter to named victims of law enforcement investigations which are declined for prosecution
MFA: Manage Grants
Essential Duties:
  • Support Program Manager in writing and managing local, state, and federal grants including compiling statistics for grant reporting.
  • Provide support in training and working with victim services interns.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 4 years of experience in the field of Human or Social Services, Psychology, Education, Criminal Justice, Victim’s Outreach Services, Community Projects or Community Justice or an equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Must have, or obtain, Notary Public certification within the first month of employment.
  • Must have, or obtain valid ODL, within the first month of employment with acceptable driving record.
  • Must successfully complete the State Victim Assistance Academy, Basic Victim Advocacy Certification within the first year of employment.
  • Requires successful completion of a criminal background investigation and ongoing compliance with Federal, State and Local statutes.
  • Spanish bilingual proficiency required.

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