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.
Safe Horizon is the nation's largest victims' assistance organization. The Crime Victim Assistance 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. Safe Horizon's Crime Victim Assistance Program works in collaboration with the New York City Police Department, community based organizations, the District Attorney's Office, Criminal/Family/Supreme Courts, and other agencies in order to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and crime. Safe Horizon staff provides information and referrals, assistance navigating the criminal justice process, court orientation and advocacy with the District Attorney's Office as well as Judges, the Police Department, and other organizations on behalf of the client.
Essential Job Functions:
The Safe Horizon CVAP floater advocate works in any precinct in N.Y.C where there is an advocate vacancy. The floater advocate partners with police personnel to provide outreach to victims who have filed reports to the precinct or PSA. The floater advocate works with all victims of crime who seek assistance from the NYPD. 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. The floater advocate’s responsibilities may include some or all of the following:
Knowledge and Skills:
Required skills: Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent training and experience. Graduate degree preferred