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Victim Advocate resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Compassionate Victim Advocate with 11 years of serving and supporting victims and witnesses of crimes. Adept knowledge of victim rights, community resources and referral services. Well-versed in crisis intervention and cultural sensitivity.

I possess strong interpersonal skills a great work ethic and a passion to serve members of the community.

Skills
  • Experience providing crisis intervention
  • Strong Interpersonal skills with experience de-escalating emotional situations.
  • Supportively provide victims with resources, referrals and information on their rights and the criminal justice system.
  • Provide victims with emotional support and safety planning
  • Collaborate with system and community based agencies/representatives to provide a multi disciplinary response.
Education and Training
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO Expected in 05/2017 Bachelors Degree in Human Services : Concentration in Mental Health Counseling - GPA :
Aims Community College Greeley, CO Expected in 05/2012 Associate of Arts : Criminal Justice - GPA :
Certifications
  • CPR with AED Training - Issued Oct 2021 Expires Oct 2023
  • Colorado Victim Assistance Academy Jun 2014
Experience
Adams County Sheriff's Office - Victim Advocate
South Park Maintenance Shop - 9500 Riverdale Road Thornton, CO, Mar2019 - Current
  • Supported crisis intervention and advocacy for victims of crime in accordance with the Victims Rights Act
  • Supports, educates and guides victims and witnesses through the prosecutorial phase of the criminal justice system including, but not limited to: arranging interpreters as necessary; provides information and answers questions about the criminal process with a detailed explanation of each stage; appearing at all trials and other hearings that the victim attends.
  • Makes accurate and applicable referrals based on the assessed needs of victims and witnesses by developing and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of resources available to crime victims. Attends trainings to stay updated on current resources, and seeks out referrals from community agencies. Refer victims to Victim Compensation, and provide documentation to the program as necessary.
  • Acts as liaison between prosecutors and victim/witnesses, and other law enforcement entities as required, including coordinating and scheduling victim/witness meetings.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for in-state and out-of-state witnesses' for court appearances
Denver Police Department - Pretrial Victim Advocate
City, STATE, 06/2017 - 03/2019
  • Empathetically provide crisis intervention, community resources, and critical stage notifications to victims of crime/ or personal tragedy in compliance with the Victims Rights Act.
  • Thoroughly assess victim needs to provide appropriate resources, referrals, and safety plans.
  • Work in conjunction with various community organizations and services.
  • Offer follow up advocacy for victims and provide victim compensation applications
  • Maintain strong interpersonal and literary skills with victims, law enforcement, and the Victim Service Coordinator.
  • On Call and In Office:
  • Contacted Domestic Violence Victims before second advisement to advise the level of Pre-trial services the defendant will be placed on if/when bonded out.
  • Supply correct addresses to Pretrial Servicesfor Exclusion Zones that would be attached to the Global Positioning System (GPS) ankle monitor of the defendant once they posted bond and before they were released from custody.
    • Provided resources
    • I would be alerted if the defendant violated the conditions of the GPS monitor. I would go into the Electronic Monitoring System (BI) tracking system to monitor the location of the defendant in order to call 911 if the defendant was in the exclusion zone of the victim. Call 911 then alert the victim.
    • Shadowed Pretrial Officers when meeting with clients.
    • Well versed in Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) and BI Total Access which are necessary tools in monitoring of defendants.
Domestic Violence Initiative (DVI) Renamed The Ini - Student Intern With Domestic Violence Initiative (
City, STATE, 08/2016 - 03/2017
  • Assisted women, men and their children with disabilities who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or care giver abuse.
    Duties:
    • Perform Intakes Over The Phone
    • Information Referral
    • Emergency Financial Assistance
    • Follow-Up
    • Crisis counseling (in person or over phone
    • DV/ Disability Education and Awareness
    • Personal Advocacy
    • Victims Compensation Assistance
    • Address Confidentiality Program
Greeley Police Department - On Call Victims Advocate Volunteer
City, STATE, 04/2012 - 10/2014
  • Respond to victims of crimes:

• Sexual assaults
• Domestic Violence
• Unattended deaths
• Sudden deaths
• Suicides
• Accompany Victims to bond hearings on the weekends
Duties:
• Empathetically provide crisis intervention, community resources, and critical stage notifications to victims of crime/ or personal tragedy in compliance with the Victims Rights Act
• Work collaboratively with law enforcement to respond to emergency calls on scene, at police station, or any other designated area.
• Thoroughly assess victim needs to provide appropriate resources, referrals, and safety plans
• Work in conjunction with various community organizations and services.
• Offer follow up advocacy for victims and provide victim compensation applications
• Maintain strong interpersonal and literary skills with victims, law enforcement, and the Victim Service Coordinator
• Attend monthly meetings and trainings

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Aims Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Victim Advocate
  • Pretrial Victim Advocate
  • Student Intern With Domestic Violence Initiative (
  • On Call Victims Advocate Volunteer

Degrees

  • Bachelors Degree in Human Services
  • Associate of Arts

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