Victim Witness Advocate

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No.: OC-68702 Name: Victim Witness Advocate
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 12/15/21 05:00PM
Exam Date: 02/05/22 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This position is responsible for providing a variety of support services to crime victims and witnesses to assist them in coping and cooperating with the criminal justice system. Examples of services are transportation and lodging, counseling and referral, and advice on rights and responsibilities. Clients work with the same Victim/Witness Advocate throughout the entire court process. The employee may be required to work extended hours including nights and weekends. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of a higher-level employee. Supervision is not a responsibility of this class.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:

(A)        Three (3) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** professional* experience in a human services or law enforcement setting, in a victim witness or assistance agency, or in a community service agency dealing with crime victims such as the Rape Crisis Center or Alternatives for Battered Women; OR,

(B)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Political Science,  or Human Services, plus one (1) year paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** professional* experience as defined in (A) above; OR,

(C)       An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

*Professional experience does not include clerical or secretarial work.

 

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