Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
The Crime Victim Advocate Program (CVAP) is a joint program of Safe Horizon and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) that will assign advocates to every police precinct and Police Service Area (PSA) citywide.
The Safe Horizon Advocate will partner with police personnel to provide outreach to victims who have filed reports to the precinct or PSA. The Advocate will work with all victims of crime who seek assistance from the NYPD with a specific focus for victims who have filed a report as a victim of a violent felony offense and those who have filed two or more police reports with the past 12 months. The Advocate will also be available to work with victims of domestic violence who have filed reports to the precinct on an as needed basis.
Essential Job Functions:
Knowledge and Skills:
Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, be assertive and well organized
Demonstrate the ability to work independently and within a precinct or PSA setting
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent training and experience. Graduate degree preferred
Two years’ experience in crime victim service delivery (or other relevant experience) preferred
Basic knowledge of crime victim and domestic violence issues
Knowledge of the police and criminal justice system helpful
· Basic understanding of computer and systems for managing case records
· Bilingual ability may be required to meet individual precinct/community linguistic needs
Spanish speaking preferred
· Flexibility working some evening and weekend hours
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