Victim's Advocate with a County Attorney's Office Special Requirements: Must be a person at least 18 years of age and of good moral character
Experience: Must have at least two years of experience working with the human service field or court system in a position requiring professional contact with children and adults.
Educational Requirement: The person must have received a baccalaureate degree in social work, psychology , sociology, guidance and counseling, education, religion , criminal justice or another human service field; or received a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, and has at least four years of experience working in the human service field or court system.
Skills Required: Continue training relating to the appropriate intervention with crime victims.
Prohibitions: No victim advocate shall engage in political activities while in the course of performing his duties as victim advocate or the practice of law as defined in KRS 52.130.
Examples of duties: Services will be provided to the victims of crime in the County Attorney 's Office. Any person serving as an advocate of this program will be expected to perfonn the following services: Acquaint themselves with all federal and state guidelines regulation this project and comply with said guidelines. < >a liaison between the victims, the prosecutors , and the court.Screen new cases and identify victims in need of assistance and maintain confidential statistical information and records on victims. < >victim's needs and coordinate community and program resources.< >victim to the appropriate agencies when requested or when the circumstances require additional assistance.< >victim regarding the criminal justice system.< >for any questions the victim may have about the criminal process or the case status.Assist the victim in preparing a Victim Impact Statement. < >victims advised of case status.< >courtroom companionship or arrange for volunteers to escort the victim to hearings and trails, if requested.< >community resources.< >on the services available through other community-based resources: Crime Victims Compensation BoardProvide victims with infonnation and assistance in filing for assistance with the Crime Victim's Compensation Board. Recruit and train volunteers to work with the Victim Advocate. < >and administer grants that support prosecutor-based victim advocate programs.
POSITION IF FUNDED THROUGH A VOCA GRANT AND MUST BE REAPPLIED FOR YEARLY. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.