Victim Advocate

Qualities of a Good Victim Advocate:

A Victim Advocate in the State Attorney’s Office is a specialized victim/witness counselor who acts as a liaison between the State Attorney’s Office and victims of crime and their families, where the charges being investigated and/or prosecuted by this agency involve sexual or physical abuse or homicide.

This job requires a compassionate, dedicated individual with good interpersonal skills.

Duties Include:

  • Interviewing victims and families allegedly involved with sexual or physical abuse
  • Coordinating with multiple agencies investigating such cases
  • Assisting in the interview process of victims of sexual or physical abuse, or neglect, to determine the extent of abuse
  • Performing all duties indicated for optimal care for victims and families
  • Performing related work as required or assigned

Minimum Training and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field and a minimum of two years experience in the criminal justice system, one year of which must have involved direct services with victims.

 

To view available open positions within the State Attorney’s Office, please visit jobs.myflorida.com.