Victim Advocate (Criminal Division)

Division: Criminal Division

Location: Tucson

Position Summary: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Office of Victim Services Section is seeking an investigation-based Victim Advocate in the Tucson office. This position will perform casework, human service and administrative duties of moderate difficulty, assisting victims through the complex investigations & prosecutions of the Attorney General's Office including: providing quality trauma-informed crime victim services, including both mandated and non-mandated services, as cases progress through the criminal justice process; handling often high-profile and complex cases such as multi-victim white collar crimes, elder exploitation, and human sex trafficking; victims' rights notification activities; assisting victims with restitution claims; and promotion of victims' interests and participation in the criminal justice progress. Implements program policies and procedures, operating manuals and protocols; reviews and documents case activity; and serves as a resource on victims' rights issues. Facilitates victim meetings; serves as a liaison between the victim and the investigator, prosecutor and community agencies statewide; provides crisis counseling and intervention and follow-up services to victims, such as referrals to community agencies for assistance, court orientation and escort, personal and legal advocacy; ensures complete and accurate case documentation of activities and services; transition services to the trial advocate as the prosecution progresses; assists in the selection, training and monitoring of volunteer interns; provides coverage for other advocates; performs crisis response when applicable and requested; and completes periodic assignments from the Advocate Program Manager and the Director of OVS.