The Brooklyn Family Court Program offers case management and practical assistance to victims of crime. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the impact of victimization through advocacy, counseling and other support services. The Case Manager provides case management services to victims of domestic violence involved in the family court system and victims of crimes committed by juvenile delinquents.
Essential Job Functions:
· Providing client-centered crisis intervention, emotional support and case management to victims of crime and abuse;
· Providing information regarding the Family Court process, court procedures and the types of relief available, including Orders of Protection;
· Advocating with Family Court personnel (Judges, Court Clerks, Court Officers, civil legal attorneys, etc.) and the criminal justice system on behalf of clients;
· Safety planning and risk assessment;
· Referring victims to shelters and other services as needed;
· Assisting clients with relocation and housing;
· Providing emergency practical assistance including OVS compensation applications, transportation, food vouchers, financial assistance, emergency cell phones, lock replacement, etc.;
· Attending internal and external meetings, trainings and workshops;
· Maintaining thorough and accurate case records and statistics;
· Various other duties to be determined by supervisor.
Supervisory Reports: No supervisory reports.
Interacts with: Family Court personnel including Judges, Clerks, and Court Officers; Civil Legal Attorneys including members of the 18B panel, Law Guardians, and Domestic Violence attorneys; NYPD; District Attorney’s Office; ACS; and other legal and social service providers.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and other forms of victimization
- Experience working with survivors of domestic violence.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team while also independently generating tasks.
- Knowledge of the Family Court and criminal justice system is preferred.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field or equivalent experience.
· Full-time, Monday through Friday
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