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 assign advocates to every police precinct and Police Service Area (PSA) citywide.
The Safe Horizon Victim Advocate partners with police personnel to provide outreach to victims who have filed reports to the precinct or PSA. The Victim Advocate works 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 crime victim 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 candidates preferred.
· Flexibility working some evening and weekend hours
This position is a part of a 2 year contract with anticipation of renewal.
If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply
Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well citizen,
marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses