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If you feel there is an issue with discrimination, please see Jefferson County Policies and Procedures on the County's website to complete an Issue Resolution Form. Please completed and submit to your Elected Official or the County Administrator.
There are strict time limits for filing charges of employment discrimination. To preserve the ability of EEOC to act on your behalf and to protect your right to file a private lawsuit, should you ultimately need to, you should contact EEOC promptly when discrimination is suspected. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) contact information is: 1-800-669-6820 or 1-800-669-6820 (EEOC TTY number for individuals with hearing impairments). EEOC field office information is available at www.eeoc.gov or in most telephone directors in the U.S. Government or Federal Government section. Additional information about EEOC, including information about charge filing is available at www.eeoc.gov and through the West Virginia Human Rights Commission.
Part-Time Victim Advocate
- Type:Part Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:18.50
- Posted Date:01/29/2020
- Deadline to Apply:02/28/2020
Jefferson County Part-Time Victim Advocate
The Jefferson County Part-time Victim Advocate will provide direct services to victims of crime. The job will be performed on a part-time basis at a maximum of 20 hours a week (80 hours a month), on a professional level, and will operate out of the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office. The part-time Advocate will be expected to perform with the same degree of commitment and competence as the other key justice system officials operating out of this office.
Responsibilities will include:
- Informing victims of their rights within the criminal justice system.
- Continually informing and updating victims as to the status of their case.
- Notifying victims of all important developments in their case.
- Educating victims and explaining the criminal justice process to them.
- Offering emotional support and making referrals to supporting social services.
- Providing forms and assisting victims in the completion of applications to the West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund and/or Forensic Examination Fund.
- Assisting victims in the preparation of written and/or verbal Victim Impact Statements.
- Accompanying victims to court proceedings.
- Preparing victims for testimony in court and helping them to be effective as witnesses by arranging informative meetings, providing informative materials, and conducting courtroom orientation.
- Informing and enlisting the support of key hospital personnel, law enforcement officials and school personnel on behalf of victims.
- Being available to sit in with victims during any consultations with the Prosecuting Attorney.
- Consulting victims regarding any plea negotiations in their case and communicating their feelings to the Prosecutor.
- Maintain necessary documentation files on victims.
- Personable and able to work well with the public in general and people in distress in particular.
- Committed to the goal of serving the various needs of crime victims.
- Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Social Science Fields.
- Requires applicant to pass a criminal background check.
- Computer literate.
Please E-Mail the Jefferson County Commission Application and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may mail them to:
Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorneys Office
Attn: Debra Young
P.O. Box 729
Charles Town, WV 25414