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9/21/2011 - (Bi-lingual) Advocate, Victim-Witness Program

Job Opportunity

County of Cumberland
790 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, N.J. 08302

September 20, 2011

(Bi-lingual) Advocate, Victim-Witness Program (Provisional)

Prosecutor’s Office

Starting Salary Range:  $39, 232 - $47,811



Reports to the program coordinator; provides advocate services to crime victims, witnesses and their families to cope with the financial and emotional problems encountered as a result of becoming a crime victim or witness; provides assistance during court procedures; interviews crime victims and witnesses to provide information, advice and assistance; participates in public speaking engagements to educate the public about the program; reviews cases with victims and witnesses; notifies victims and witnesses of their rights; provides assistance to victims and witnesses to resolve the problems associated with court appearances (i.e. lost wages, child care, transportation, etc.); accompanies victims or witnesses to the prosecutor's office, grand jury, or courts; assists victims or witnesses in providing statements; responds to questions regarding the criminal justice system; provides social service referrals; provides assistance to victims to prepare and deliver impact statements; provides advice for filing claims with the Violent Crimes Compensation Board; helps prepare informational materials; prepares reports; related duties as assigned.


Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in Spanish and English.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. One year of experience providing advice and referral services to individuals or groups coping with social, emotional, psychological or other problems. Computer literacy.  Knowledge of the methods used to conduct interviews and to gather and analyze information. Knowledge of the economic, social and emotional effects and other problems likely to be experienced by crime victims and witnesses. Knowledge of the types of social and community services likely to be needed by crime victims. Ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations and apply them to specific situations. Ability to identify services needed by crime victims and witnesses, and provide referrals.  Ability to prepare reports and maintain records and files. 

Note  Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness screening and criminal background checks. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to the Director of Personnel at  Or fax to 856-453-0361.  Deadline is September 28, 2011.

The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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