The Victim Advocate is responsible for providing assistance to victims of crime after referral by law enforcement in conjunction with pending misdemeanor, traffic and felony cases in Municipal Court. This position reports directly to the Prosecuting Attorney and works directly with law enforcement agencies to ensure the needs of victims are met. Educates victims about court procedures; keeps victims and witnesses informed as to court dates and other case-related information; and accompanies victims to court when requested. Assesses victim needs and provides information and referrals for follow-up services; keeps accurate statistical records of victim contacts. Collects information with respect to immediate needs such as protection orders, housing and medical concerns, and restitution for damages. Responsible for maintaining victim brochures and accurate community resources; ability to apply logic in a multi-tasking environment; comprehends and processes new information quickly and accurately; attends monthly support and training meetings. Training in compliance with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office required upon hire.
The qualifications for this position include the following:
High School Diploma or Equivalent; Associates Degree in related field preferred;
1-3 years job-related experience (victim advocacy and/or paralegal experience preferred);
Knowledge/familiarity with Marsy’s Law and its applications, and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA);
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, law enforcement personnel, community organizations, and the public;
Possess sensitivity and excellent communication skills in working with crime victims;
Knowledge of court/legal policies, procedure, and operations;
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information;
Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and have a good driving record;
Must have reliable transportation with motor vehicle insurance.
The selected candidate must successfully complete the following:
Pre-employment Drug Screen.
A City application or resume must be submitted to apply for this position. A blank application and a full job description may be obtained at https://www.urbanaohio.com/job-opportunities.html or by calling: (937) 652-4313. To be considered, an application or resume must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2023 at 225 South Main Street Urbana, Ohio 43078 or via e-mail to email@example.com . Applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
The City of Urbana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City of Urbana operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin sex, age, disability, or low-income status in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and its related statutes.