Program Coordinator (Legal Program).

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Trenton
Published
November 13, 2021
Location
Westampton, NJ
Category
Job Type

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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:      To oversee the Legal Program and the Domestic Violence Response Team.  Directly supervise the DVRT Specialist, Court Liaisons and Legal Volunteers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Direct Services:

  • Provide assistance, to survivor of domestic violence, in preparing for court sessions including restraining orders hearings, motions to enforce, victims proceeding in criminal court proceedings
  • Provide support and court accompaniments in Superior and Municipal Court Program
  • Provide legal options counseling to victims
  • Advocate for clients with law enforcement and court systems
  • Provide appropriate referrals for victims and their children
  • Indirect Services:
  • Supervise Court Liaisons, DVRT Specialist and volunteers
  • Represent Providence House on the Domestic Violence Working Group
  • Provide relevant information to meet grant-reporting requirements
  • Coordinate Cell Phone projects
  • Provide training for law enforcement personnel and other organizations
  • Maintain positive working relationship with Superior Court, Municipal Courts, Police department personnel and the county prosecutor’s office
  • Maintain current affiliation agreements with local police departments, LSNJ, Ocean/Monmouth Legal Services and Family Court
  • Process incident reports from clients on court and law enforcement actions
  • Complete all necessary court and agency documentation on a timely basis
  • Provide speaking engagements and police trainings
  • Participate in program development
  • Hire, train and supervise staff as appropriate
  • Perform all other tasks as requested by supervisor

OTHER DUTIES:  as assigned

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