The Brooklyn Criminal Court program provides a safe reception center and various services to assist victims of crime navigate through the criminal justice system. The program provides crisis intervention, case management services, advocacy, information and referrals and practical assistance to survivors and victims of crime, providing client-centered safety assessments and risk management plans and reducing the impact of victimization.
- Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients.
- Provide case management services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of crime;
- Conduct client-centered safety assessments and prepare risk management plans;
- Provide court orientation, criminal justice advocacy, accompaniment and support;
- Provide emergency practical assistance including transportation, food vouchers, financial assistance, emergency cell phones, and lock replacement;
- Provide information and referrals for services such as shelters, long-term counseling, public assistance and other entitlements, and assistance with OVS applications;
- Advocate on behalf of clients with the District Attorney’s office, family and criminal court personnel and judges, NYPD, NYCHA and other subsidized housing, employers, schools and other social service agencies;
- Provide technical assistance, consultation and opportunities for training new Case Managers and Client Advocates;
- Participate in staff meetings, community meetings and relevant trainings and seminars;
- Perform data entry into a computerized record keeping system; and
- Various other duties to be determine by supervisor.
- ● Kings County District Attorney’s Office
- ● Kings County Criminal Court personnel (court clerks, court officers, etc.)
- ● Kings County Family Court and integrated Domestic Violence Court personnel
- ● Family Justice Center staff
- ● NYPD
- ● NYCHA and Section 8 staff
- ● Local social service providers
Knowledge and Skills:
- Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization, especially the experience of survivors of domestic violence;
- Strong communication and organizational skills;
- Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner.
- Ability to generate tasks and develop creative solutions to problems.
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Experience working with survivors of domestic violence and other victims of crime;
- Experience with the criminal justice system;
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred
- To Apply: Please upload cover letter and resume