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Job title: Domestic Violence Advocate/Prosecution Division
Job location: Dallas, TX 75201 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 03/15/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
The position will remain open until filled.
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Job Classification


Job Category:Legal/Court

Job Description


Job description:
The Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking a domestic violence advocate to provide assistance, support, information and referrals to victims of family violence. Each applicant must have strong interpersonal communication skills, be a self starter, hard working, prompt, organized, and possess the ability to work with a diverse population.

Duties include contacting and interviewing victims of family violence and serving as liaison between victim and prosecutor; working with prosecutors in the preparation of family violence cases for trial; providing immediate crisis intervention and safety planning to victims; providing thorough case documentation and follow up; educating victims of family violence on the prosecution of Class “C” misdemeanor assaults, the court process and victim services provided within the City Attorney’s Office; developing a strong relationship with law enforcement and human service agencies; promoting public awareness of services and programs available to victims through presentations to service groups, community groups, schools and other related sources. Duties also include some clerical work, including filing, letter writing, and case management.

Job Requirements


Education, training, experience:
Applicants should have at least one year of relevant work experience in criminal justice, social work or related field. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university is preferred. Bilingual applicants (Spanish) are also preferred.


 

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