- What Success Looks Like In This Job
*To act as liaison between law enforcement, the criminal justice system, community based services, and victims to maintain agency compliancy with regard to the Victims' Rights Act on the County, State and Federal level.
*Provide direct crisis interventions with victims of crime
*Be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
*Work closely with victims of crime, Detectives and Patrol personnel
- Examples of Duties for Success
- Support agency mission to maintain compliancy with the Victims' Rights Act
- Maintain high level of client confidentiality and case integrity
- Assist with maintaining a cohesive, supportive, and professional work environment with all agency staff.
- Providing direct crisis intervention services to victims by responding on-scene or per agency request
- Be available for on-scene response during rotational on-call coverage assignments
- Contact victims and provide resources, referrals, and victim's rights information, as well as inform and educate about the criminal justice process.
- Assist victims with compensation forms and identifying other immediate personal needs
- Accompany victims to court, as needed
- Transport victims/witnesses when appropriate and safe
- Offer support to victim and agency staff through interview/investigation process
- Act as a liaison with Sheriff's Office personnel regarding the return of victim's property per Victims' Rights Act (VRA) guidelines
- Provide on-scene guidance and assistance to volunteers
- Assist with ongoing volunteer mentoring and development
- Ongoing training and development in areas related to the knowledge, skills, and abilities pertaining to the VRA and VSU assigned duties
- Attend agency meetings and trainings as required
- Review offense reports and provide follow-up contact to victims
- Daily computer database entry and documentation of offense reports, correspondence, and victims' rights activity
- Prepare mileage sheets as needed and required by county
- General work-related operational maintenance and quality preservation of VSU assigned vehicles
- Maintain continued maintenance of VSU issued equipment
- Provide ongoing Life Trak program equipment maintenance and address client needs
- Collaborate with and maintain relationships with District Attorney's office, Law Enforcement agencies, community based programs, and any other entities involved in the criminal justice process.
- Attend community events as requested
- Provide information to the community on the Victim Services Unit (VSU) program
- Other duties as assigned
- Qualifications for Success
- Fluent in oral and written Spanish and English Preferred (will be tested)
- Valid Colorado Driver's License
- High School Diploma or GED
- Available to work 7 days in a row in a 24/7 on-call status, rotating every 4-5 weeks
- 2 (two) years experience as a Law Enforcement Victim Advocate or 40 hours on-scene crisis response experience (a Verification letter from a VSU Program Coordinator required)
- Currently working or volunteering in a Law Enforcement Victim Advocate position
- Pass an extensive background
- More Qualifications for Success
SPECIAL NOTE: For all applicants, this is a reminder of the original job posting where it stated: "Applicants may be excluded from further consideration at any point in the hiring process. By Sheriff's Office policy, the reasons why an applicant is not selected for hire will not be discussed with the applicant. There is no flexibility with this policy. If an applicant receives notice of elimination from the hiring process, it simply means the applicant's qualifications do not fit the Office's needs at this time. This determination does not preclude the applicant from applying to other agencies."