Victim Advocate

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN   Bowling Green, OH   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on September 19, 2023
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Victim Advocate

Prosecutor’s Office

City of Bowling Green (Pay Band 3: $29.18 - $32.00 per Hour)

Base of 40 hours per week/2080 hours annually; with potential overtime. Full-time, hourly position responsible for following cases through the justice process in court systems in Bowling Green Municipal Court. This requires maintaining regular contact with Prosecutors and Court staff, maintaining client files, track cases and outcomes, attending court hearings on a weekly basis, as well as gathering court dates to both attend and to inform victims of said hearings. Victim Advocates also ensure that victims’ rights provided through both the Ohio Constitution and ORC 2930 are followed by all parties associated with the case. Responsible for the coordination and administration of the Victim Services program; assists in developing policies and procedures regarding victim advocacy and restitution services; provides oversight of and develops, maintains, and updates documentation required for the restitution program and victim advocacy services; provides information concerning victim compensation through the Attorney General’s Office; advises victims of resources available to them and provides referrals as needed; assists with preparing, reporting, and collecting data and statistics for Victim Services programming; assists victims through judicial process including, but not limited to: providing notice of hearings, case status, accompaniment to court hearings, appearance at court hearings on behalf of the victim, and upholding each victim’s rights to due process; advocates for victims of crime with law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel and others as needed; Maintains compliance with Marsy’s Law; and, performs other duties as required. Bachelor’s degree; five years’ experience working with victims of crime preferred; valid Ohio Driver’s License; or any combination of education, training and work experience which provides the required skill sets to perform the essential functions of the job.

The City considers applicants for positions without regard to a person’s actual or perceived, race, immigration status, source of income, color, religion, gender/sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, creed, ancestry, disability, political ideology, veteran status, military status, gender expression, gender identity, family status, physical characteristics, HIV-status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Deadline for making application is 4:30 p.m. October 4, 2023.