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 Restitution Program is responsible for the collection and disbursement of court-ordered restitution to crime victims for unreimbursed expenses related to the crime.
This role is located at the Staten Island Criminal Court.
Essential Job Functions:
§ Conducts restitution intakes for criminal and supreme courts;
§ Acts as a liaise with District Attorney’s Office, Department of Probation, and court personnel regarding restitution matters;
§ Monitors daily cash receipts/disbursement transactions and processes in the restitution database;
§ Informs the Director of Restitution of any potential issues and provides initial resolution;
§ Prepares monthly statistics reports;
§ Monitors accounts receivable, accounts payable and daily banking tasks;
§ Reports any unusual collections or court documents to Restitution Director;
§ Provides guidance and training to as needed court partners;
§ Resolves any discrepancies between restitution database and physical office file;
§ Prepares defendant compliance reports and provides information as needed;
§ Works with complainants throughout the restitution process including notification of restitution orders, payment distributions and appropriate referrals and resources;
§ Maintains department files and records;
§ Assists other Restitution Offices with tasks as assigned;
§ Other ad hoc duties as assigned.
§ District Attorney’s Office
§ Department of Probation Officers.
§ Court Personnel
§ Defendants and Claimants
§ Strong MS computer skills (i.e., Excel) and math skills;
§ Detail oriented;
§ General accounting experience required
§ Excellent communication skills
§ Check and balance awareness
§ Able to work in a team environment
§ Customer service orientation
§ Ability to interface with diverse population in a crisis driven environment
§ Comfortable communicating with defendants.
§ Bachelor’s Degree preferred
§ Minimum of two years AR/AP experience preferred
§ Demonstrated communication skills and client service focus.
§ Comfortable interacting with defendants and victims.