General Crime Victim Advocate
Legal Affairs with Bronx District Attorney’s Office
$50,000 - $63,794 per year
Last updated on Apr 19, 2023
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office is seeking a well-qualified staff whose diverse backgrounds reflect an ability to serve the 1.4 million members of the Bronx County community and to pursue a safer Bronx through fair justice. The Crime Victims Assistance Unit (CVAU), within the Special Victims Division, provides supportive services to victims of crime in the Bronx. There are currently positions available for advocates for survivors of crimes including Domestic Violence. The Advocates will aid victims of crimes, including domestic violence, in crisis intervention, advocacy, and assistance in filing a claim for victim compensation through the NYS Office of Victim Services, navigation through the court system, court accompaniment, and referrals for other services.
Interview crime victims and their family to determine needs.
Connect victims, witnesses and their families with concrete and therapeutic services.
Explain Criminal Justice process to clients.
Assist with Orders of Protection and Registration for notification of Inmate’s release.
Assist clients with the completion of and filing of victim compensation claims with the State Office of Victim Services.
Prepare letters and forms to assist with other entitlements.
Advocate with public and private agencies.
Escort clients to court and confer with Assistant District Attorneys.
All other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required by the candidate’s start date.
Fluent Spanish speaker strongly preferred
A Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) or other social service degree preferred
Past advocacy experience through internships helpful
Knowledge of the neighborhoods and population of Bronx County preferred
Ability to work in a fast paced non structured environment.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Ability to both interact and be comfortable with a diverse population.
Proficient in Microsoft Office particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook.
1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to « 1 » above.