El Paso County VALE Grant Victim Advocate in Colorado Springs, Colorado

VALE Grant Victim Advocate



VALE Grant Victim Advocate


$2,012.31 Biweekly


Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type



Sheriff's Office

Job Number



4/22/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Essential Job Functions

Grant-funded position. Assists victims of violent crime with short-term crisis intervention. Provides referrals and information for victims' compensation, counseling and community resources. Provides transportation in crisis situations. Informs victims of case status, victim rights and property return assistance. Ensures the rights and needs of the victims are addressed by department personnel. Attends victim/law enforcement groups on behalf of the Sheriff's Office. Assists with Victim Assistance Program daily operations and program development.

  • Assists violent crime victims on a 24-hour basis at crime scenes, hospitals or wherever needed. Provides support, referrals and information to victims including crime victims' rights and victim compensation information.

  • Contacts victims on a follow-up basis to provide additional information, case status and resource materials and referrals.

  • Responds with deputies, detectives and/or deputy coroner's to deliver death notification to next of kin.

  • Transports victims or family members to the hospital, court house, safe housing, or other local community emergency services.

  • Supervises, transports and cares for children of victims and witnesses to allow the victims and witnesses to participate in the criminal justice process.

  • Accompanies victims and witnesses to court for safety and support.

  • Works closely with deputies and detectives to ensure victims' rights and needs are addressed.

  • Prepares materials for distribution to victims.

  • Assists the Victim Assistance Program Coordinator with training department personnel and community members regarding crime victims' rights.

  • Attends victim/law enforcement groups and coalitions on behalf of the Sheriff's Office including the Advocacy Resource Team (ART), CAALL, 4th Judicial District Crime Victims' Rights Week Events Committee, etc.

  • Assists victims with the timely return of property and items of evidence.

  • Assists the Victim Assistance Program Coordinator with grant and budgetary issues.

  • Assists the Victim Assistance Program Coordinator with volunteer development and volunteer maintenance, such as recruiting, training and on-call schedules.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required.

  • Advocacy experience required.

  • Ability to work under sometimes stressful conditions.

  • Ability to work with victims/witnesses in crisis.

  • Ability to speak Spanish beneficial.

  • Moderate and working knowledge of the criminal justice system.

  • Program budgeting experience desired.

  • Ability to work well with members of the community, law enforcement, court system and personnel from other resource agencies.

  • Must possess good organizational skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of community and resource agencies.

  • An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the education and experience requirements above.

  • Must pass a computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) examination, motor vehicle record check, background investigation and drug screen.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE. For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.

Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).


Work Conditions

Work performed under stressful conditions. On-call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Work performed indoors and outdoors at crime scenes. Exposure to unpleasant conditions at crime scenes. Potential exposure to deceased bodies, body fluids, unpleasant sights and sounds. Call-out status. Schedule varies with some evening and weekend assignments.