Full-Time Victim Witness Advocate
Weber County Attorney’s Office, Full-Time with benefits, $13.38/hr DOQ
Will perform the following duties specifically: Evaluates cases in the Attorney’s Office and identifies victims; collects pertinent data ; notifies victims of assistance available through a court advocate; identifies options available to victims. Notifies and refers victims to agencies who can provide assistance to them based on their individual needs. Explains the criminal justice system and how the victim is affected by it’s actions. Assists victims in filling out protective orders. attends protective order hearings. Schedules appointments with prosecuting attorney and assists in victim preparation trial testimony. Attends to victims needs while waiting to testify in court; provides support to victim through the process. Coordinates restitution payments with Adult Probation and Parole Department; provides recommendations to judge for restitution payments. Attends meetings and conferences concerning victims rights and court advocacy. Keeps statistical records for grant reports; may prepare grant applications. Answers telephone calls, responds to technical and procedural questions; contacts law enforcement agencies, mental health professionals, service agencies, rape crisis centers, attorney’s judges, Adult Probation & Parole, juvenile court, State Victim Reparation Office, victims, hospitals, etc. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS- High school graduation or equivalent, AND Seven years of experience in mental health, social work, or related field, OR Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, OR any equivalent combination of education and experience
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS- Must have or be able to obtain a valid Utah Drivers License, if required by position. May be required to obtain certification