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Victim Notification Specialist
Summary
Title:Victim Notification Specialist
ID:1927
Department:Witness Aid Services Unit
Campaign Start Date:06/07/2019
Salary Range:$44,362
Description
Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) has an immediate opening for a Victim Notification Specialist in the Witness Aid Service Unit (WASU). In this position the Victim Notification Specialist is responsible for obtaining signed supporting depositions, assisting victims in understanding the criminal justice system, and provides information regarding crime victims’ rights.
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Contact victims and witnesses to obtain a supporting deposition.
  • Inform victims of the wide range of services available to them through WASU.
  • Explain the criminal justice system and provide case information.
  • Assist victims with orders of protection and registration for notification of inmate release.
  • Liaise with victims and Assistant District Attorneys.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Training and/or experience in customer-service and advocacy preferred.
  • Experience working with crime victims preferred.
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking preferred.
  • Familiarity with the criminal justice system preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of confidentiality and sensitivity to victim issues.
  • Must be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment; must be detail oriented self-motivated, able to multi-task, and high concern for data accuracy.
  • Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with staff in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to follow directions and apply proper policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ability to handle high caseload and set priorities.
  • Ability to interact effectively with victims, witnesses, Assistant District Attorneys, law enforcement officers and criminal justice personnel.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
Preferred Requirements:
  • ASL proficiency a plus.
  • Ability to work overtime and flexible hours including holidays, evenings and weekends.
Commitment:
  • One (1) year commitment to the hiring bureau
 
The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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