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Title

Victim Advocate 

Category Police Department  
Description

This is a safety-sensitive position exercising a high degree of discretion, trust and confidence. The purpose of this position is to provide direct services to crime victims and their families and or designees ensuring victims are aware of their rights under the Colorado Victims Constitutional Amendment and the Colorado Crime Victim Compensation Act. This is accomplished by contacting victims of crimes either in person, telephone or by mail to provide them information on community resources and services; providing transportation to law enforcement appointments; assisting victims during law enforcement interviews; providing court support during criminal proceedings. Other duties include ensuring the department is compliant with all Victim Right Act state statutes and working with detectives through the investigative process.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

 

(The following essential job functions and examples of duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive. At the discretion of the supervisor and/or department director, duties may be modified to address business needs and changing business practices):

 

  • Direct contact with victims of crimes and personal tragedy, either in the immediate aftermath of the crime, or on a follow up basis
  • Help victims regain their physical and emotional wellbeing by means of intervention
  • Ensure victims are aware of their rights under the Colorado Victims Constitutional Amendment and the Colorado Crime Victim Compensation Act
  • Assess victims needs and make appropriate referrals and follow-up
  • Provide case status information from the immediate aftermath of a crime through the end of the investigation until the victim has been transitioned to the court system
  • Assists victims with the return of their property being held in evidence
  • Informing and assisting victims with obtaining financial remedies for expenses related to the crime through victim compensation and/or community resources
  • Provide information regarding the investigative and criminal justice processes
  • Provide transportation to victims and witnesses as needed
  • Assist detectives with the investigation by acting as a liaison between victims and the criminal justice system.
  • Community education, outreach, advocacy and support to victims/witnesses of crime following critical incidents and support to officers when appropriate
  • Ensure department compliance with the Victim Rights Amendment
  • Maintain case management system
  • Primary on-call monthly
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualification

 

  • Possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • 21 years of age at the time of hire
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in related field: Two years’ experience in Victim Advocacy-Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Colorado Constitutional Amendment providing victim’s rights-to include law enforcement responsibilities
  • Ability to work in a twenty-four hour on call environment
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language
  • Ability to pass background investigation

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Colorado Victim’s Rights Constitutional Amendment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to relate to, and deal effectively with, a diverse group of people who may be victims of crime or personal tragedy.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and procedures of municipal, state, and federal judicial systems.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional working relationship with District, County and Municipal Judges, Court Staff, the District Attorney's Office and other victim/witness advocates.
  • Ability to interact in a positive and professional manner with City staff and local law enforcement agencies to achieve trust, and an effective exchange of information.
  • Ability to positively represent the City of Lone Tree and the Lone Tree Police Department in adversarial conditions, and to implement the principles of community policing/problem solving in the City of Lone Tree.
  • Ensures that all crime victims are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • Knowledge of computers and data processing equipment, and a knowledge of modern office practices and procedures as well as a working knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Ability to balance the needs of crime victims and the abilities of the criminal justice system to provide for those needs; provide the best service and support possible while remaining within the limitations of the Police Department and its personnel.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Victim Advocate  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 7/1/2021  
Location City of Lone Tree Municipal Building  
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