Victim Advocate posted 8/9

Victim Advocate


The Rutland County State's Attorney's Office is seeking a self-motivated, organized and dependable person to fill a Victim Advocate position. This position provides assistance to crime victims and requires extensive contact and interaction with other state and local agencies. Work is performed under the supervision of the State's Attorney.


Employment type


Full time


Summary Of Duties


Apprises victims of their rights and provides referrals to community resources. Meets the informational needs of victims concerning the criminal justice system including information regarding hearing dates, status of their case, and coordination of victim's scheduled appearances to minimize inconvenience and disruption to their lives. Assists victims in obtaining protection through law enforcement agencies from harm and threats of harm arising out of their cooperation with the judicial process. Provides victims with referrals to other social and legal agencies for services. Apprises victims of their right to seek restitution and provides assistance in documenting and preparing requests for restitution and insurance reimbursements. May conduct public education and awareness programs. Prepares annual Justice and Victim Assistance grant and related reports. Performs related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills And Abilities


Working knowledge of judicial principles and trial procedures.


Working knowledge of basis issues in victimology and victim assistance.


Ability to conceptualize cause and effect relationships.


Ability to elicit sensitive information through the interview process.


Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions.


Ability to work under pressure in an emotionally charged environment.


Ability to serve as advocate within the criminal justice process.


Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.


Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Environmental Factors


Duties are performed in a standard office setting as well as field and courtroom settings. Travel is required for which private means of transportation must be available. Must be able to work under pressure and deal with victims in emotionally charged circumstances.


Education And Experience


Education: Bachelor's degree.


Experience: One year at or above a technical level in counseling, social work, criminal justice, or legal or paralegal experience.


Note: Paralegal training may be substituted for the experience. Additional work experience as defined above may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree on a six month for semester basis.




Starting salary is a minimum of $21.77 per hour but can be negotiated based upon experience. This position will be eligible for longevity increases in accordance with the State of Vermont pay plan and annual cost of living increases as enacted by the Vermont Legislature.




    Twelve days each of annual and sick leave are earned per year.

    Twelve Holidays are paid per year.

    Life and Medical Insurance are available.

    Dental insurance is available after six months.

    Long Term Disability coverage after one year.


Submission of Applications


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:


Rose Kennedy– Rutland County State's Attorney


400 Asa Bloomer State Office Building


Rutland, VT 05702




Equal Employment Opportunity


The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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