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Victim Advocate I

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County Of San Bernardino San Bernardino , CA 92401

Posted 3 months ago

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The District Attorney's Office is recruiting for Victim Advocates I. This is a rewarding opportunity to provide support and encouragement to victims and witnesses of violent crimes. Victim Advocates I interview crime victims and their families to determine eligibility for support services; provide crisis intervention and follow-up services; make referrals to community agencies; assist law enforcement and prosecution staff in interviewing child victims and accompany law enforcement to crime scenes to provide immediate advocacy services.

For more detailed information, refer to the Victim Advocate I job description.


Background: Applicants must pass a background investigation, including finger printing, prior to appointment.

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

Minimum Requirements:
EXPERIENCE: Applicants must meet one of the following options:

Option 1: Completion of at least two-hundred and fifty (250) total hours or more of supervised volunteer or internship crisis intervention counseling in a California District Attorney's Office or a private victim assistance program.

Option 2: One (1) year of full-time crisis intervention work experience counseling and case managing victims* immediately following traumatic events of violent crimes (i.e., domestic violence, child abuse, assault, sexual assault, elder abuse, homicide, robbery, drunk driving, human trafficking, vehicular manslaughter, and hate crimes) in a private or government victim assistance program.

Option 3: Two (2) years of full-time crisis intervention work experience performing case management, face-to-face interviews, making referrals and assisting clients with applications for services in a child, elder or adult welfare agency.

Note: Counseling clients regarding employment, program eligibility, and child support issues are not considered crisis intervention counseling.

  • -AND--

Education: Associate's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Behavioral or Social Science.

  • A victim, as defined in the criminal justice system, is a person who has been harmed by another person that has been charged with a crime.

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have bilingual or multilingual skills in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic or other foreign languages.

Selection Process:

There will be an online examination which will consist of an evaluation of knowledge and skills on the following topics:

  • Counseling and Casework Concepts

  • Interpersonal and Public Contact Skills

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Victim Advocate I

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County Of San Bernardino