Domestic Violence Advocate- Legal.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton
Published
September 4, 2020
Location
Westampton, NJ
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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is a faith inspired non-profit organization, mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about services to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Marketing, and Nursing. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs. Catholic Charities is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. To learn more about the agency, please visit our website at : www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org.

 

JOB SUMMARY:      The Domestic Violence Advocate will provide case management, direct legal options counseling, advocacy and court accompaniment for clients in the legal program. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Direct Services:

Provide crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence

Provide victims with supportive legal options counseling as well as information on their rights under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act to resident and non-resident clients

Provide referral services to eligible domestic violence victims about their right to access financial relief through the VCCO

Keep supervisor informed of  matters that need advocacy within the police departments

Assist victims through the Family Court process by providing pre and post hearing support

Provide technical assistance to victims applying for restraining order and/or responding to court paper work

Provide domestic violence legal options counseling, including safety planning, referrals and education to victims involved in domestic violence proceedings at Superior Court via face-to-face meetings and/or written materials

Assist the Supervising Domestic Violence Advocate and Legal Program Coordinator as needed to coordinate and facilitate legal clinics and workshops for victims

Indirect Services:

Assist training to volunteers working in the Legal Program

Assist with training on the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act to full-time staff and volunteers

Conduct in-service presentations and speaking engagements, as assigned, in an effort to increase awareness of domestic violence issues and promote best practices in the judiciary and court system

Maintain appropriate and current documentation in files

Report on VAG activities as directed

Participate in the NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence’s Legal Advocate Network Domestic Violence Working Group committee meetings related to the Legal Advocacy Program as appropriate

OTHER DUTIES:  as assigned

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