Domestic Violence Advocate- Legal.

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Trenton
Published
January 15, 2022
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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