Experienced Justice Coordinator with over 4 years of experience in Victim Services. Excellent reputation for building necessary relationships with community partners, recognized for inspiring team members to excel and encouraging creative work environments. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions: This position primary purpose is to provide Justice Coordination for individuals, with special consideration to children who are victims of crime in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington Counties as identified by the State Attorney's Office, Law Enforcement, and other community partners. Specific functions of this position are listed below. The position also includes additional functions as needed and/or assigned by the Administration.
Primary Function: Justice Coordinator
· Meet with child victims and their families to complete assessment of need.
Provide an explanation of available victim services within community agencies
assess client needs, make referrals as applicable, and advocate for
needed services. Work with the victim and family to assess the impact of the crime.
Provide in-person crisis intervention, emotional support, and guidance for victims
of crime. Perform safety planning with identified victims to ensure safety.
· Provide assistance in filing Victim's Compensations Claims including making the
victim aware of the availability of the crime victim compensation, assist in victim
relocation when applicable, assisting the victim in the completing the required
forms, and any follow up needed. Assist
with restitution advocacy on behalf of crime victims
· Provide case management with entities to include: GCCAC, DCF, State Attorney's
Office, and Law Enforcement through in-person contacts, telephone contacts, written
communications with victims to offer emotional support, provide
emphatic listening, check on victim's progress, and to ensure that appropriate
services are in place. Attend multi-disciplinary staffings on behalf of each victim
to facilitate the coordination of services.
· Coordinate with Victim/Witness Coordinators from the State Attorney's Office,
the GCCAC, and Law Enforcement agencies to ensure primary and secondary victims
are provided with accurate information concerning
upcoming court procedures and have ample time and opportunity to interact
with the investigators and prosecutors assigned to their case and to ensure
that appropriate services are in place. Assist with Victim Impact Statement. Be
a liaison with other agencies on behalf of the victim as needed. Assist in the recovery
of a victim's property that was retained as evidence previously.
· Set-up and maintain client and/or program files. Establish and maintain case
Management files on each case as directed.
· Successfully complete required training and knowledge of skills to enhance abilities
of position to include buy not limited to Victim's Designation Services Practitioner.
· Provide public awareness, and education presentations (including,
But not limited to, the development of presentation materials
Brochures, newspaper notices, and public services announcements) in
Schools, community centers, and other public forums that are designed to
Inform crime victims of specific rights and services and provide them with (or
Refer them to) services and assistance.
o Assist with the creation and implementation of program goals.
o Ensure that the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV)
standards are adhered to through all phases of program planning
GCSAP (Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program).
o Participate in training of GCSAP advocates.
o Participate in making presentations about the GCSAP services to
medical staff, social service agencies, the criminal justice
system and other community organizations.
o Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation as part of the GCSAP.
using the empowerment model.
o Provide on-call crisis intervention with adult and adolescent
sexual violence victims and their loved ones.
o Provide team advocacy, service management, emotional support,
outreach services and online support services to teens and adults.
o Provide victims information regarding their rights and options.
o Accompany victims throughout criminal and administrative proceedings.
o Provide information and assistance, as needed, regarding
o Advise victims regularly of the status of their case.
o Work collaboratively with all community agencies involved in
the victim's recovery process. Update community resource guide
o Enters information into the agency's computer system, within
48 hours of the provision of any service. Ensures all information
is entered correctly and is up to date.
o Assist with administering participant satisfaction surveys that are
used to evaluate the program.
o Assist with gathering necessary information and completing monthly,
quarterly and yearly reports.
and complete tasks by assigned date.
for continuing education
o Complete the required 30 hour ACT for sexual violence victim-advocate
privilege as mandated by law by FL ST 90.5035, within 30 days
of starting the position; 6 hours of ongoing SV training annually.
o Complete all other trainings as required by the agency.
o Ensure all mandatory training requirements are up to date per
o Attends all mandatory agency and staff meetings.
o All other duties that may be assigned.
· Furthers the goals of the agency by working with participants in an empowering
manner and building partnerships with key community agencies.
o Carries out responsibilities in a fair and consistent manner.
o Is respectful and non-judgmental in all dealings with participants, staff,
and community agencies.
During the years I worked in retail I was originally hired as an associate and then worked my way up into a management position. During my time in management I lead teams of two to six in the operations of store functions.
These functions included but were not limited to:
During my time at Northstar Church I lead a team of Pre school volunteers every Sunday for two years. I was also given several interns to lead and teach during my employment at Northstar. The volunteers and interns ensured that the Preschool Ministry ran smoothly and efficiently in one hour increments five services every Sunday.
In 2019, I was awarded employee of the year by the Administration Team of the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center.
In 2018, I aided and assisted with the inception and development of the Justice Coordinator Program.
In 2015, I aided and assisted with the inception and development of the Gulf Coast Sexual Program.
In 2013 - 2014, I was awarded Support Employee of the year for Mowat Middle School.
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