Victim Advocate (Law Enforcement Based Victim Advocacy Unit)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Location: Santa Ana, CA, United States

VICTIM ADVOCATE (Law Enforcement Based Victim Advocacy Unit – Orange County Sheriff’s Department – Santa Ana)

– F/T. (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Variable Schedule – Some Weekend and Overnight, Ride-Along Shifts Required).

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for provision of assistance to victims of violent crimes to include domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and elder abuse to mitigate the impact of victimization and/or during the case investigation and court appearance.

  • Provide crisis intervention, short-term counseling, referrals and accompaniment services.

  • Work in partnership with the District Attorney’s office and law enforcement.

  • Service provision will include victims that are part of underserved populations, including, but not limited to, the homeless, dependent adult, and elder populations.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral science, criminal justice or related field.

  • Basic knowledge of the criminal justice system, family dynamics, sociological aspects of family violence and victimology.

  • Up to two years of related experience working with people in a position involving the provision of victim services, peer counseling, or equivalent social skills.

  • Valid California driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

  • Must pass background investigation.

  • Complete 48-hour state certified sexual assault counselor training and certified Domestic Violence Counselor training within first six months of employment.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

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