phone 724-437-3737 (24-hour Hotline)

phone 724-438-1470 (Office Line)

Legal Advocate

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain client rights to confidentiality
  • Provide accompaniment, crisis intervention and legal advocacy to victims and significant others during all legal proceedings
  • Initiate appropriate follow-up contact with victims and significant others to inform them of status of case
  • Keep updated on the status of each case gathered through preliminary hearings
  • Assist victims in the preparation of victim impact statements, as needed
  • Assist victims with completion and submitting of compensation claims with PCCD
  • Liaison with law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office at hearings in order to insure victim’s rights
  • Serve on Fayette County committees and task forces as necessary
  • Assist in the development of comprehensive sexual assault/other crime protocols to be utilized by professionals in the community
  • Assist with the development and training of volunteers to provide legal advocacy
  • Assist with public speaking to community organizations and professional in-service training
  • Facilitate Victim/Community Awareness Curriculum
  • Compile statistical information for and assist with the completion of required reports
  • Attend staff meetings and appropriate training opportunities
  • Evaluate client satisfaction surveys annually
  • Assist with hotline monitoring and on-call, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in criminology, psychology, or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience

REQUIREMENTS

  • ACT 33 Clearance (PA Childline)
  • ACT 34 Clearance (PA State Police)
  • Completion of state mandated forty hour Sexual Assault/Other Crime Counselor Training
  • Reliable Transportation and a Driver’s License (travel required)
  • Available to work occasional evenings

Please submit resume to:
Michelle Grant Shumar, Executive Director
Crime Victims' Center
6 Oliver Road, Suite 108, Oliver Square Plaza
Uniontown, PA 15401

EOE