Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree and be bilingual in Spanish and English. Preferred majors include criminal justice, paralegal studies, social work or a related field. Applicants should possess the ability to work in a high volume environment. The ideal candidate should be able to interact professionally with attorneys, victims and witnesses, have the ability to multitask, have exceptional organizational skills, a positive attitude, be able to work independently, demonstrate enthusiasm to learn new ideas and concepts. Selected candidates will be subject to a criminal background check before starting employment.
Victim Witness Coordinator will:
- Carry a felony and misdemeanor caseloads in order to act as point of contact for victims, witnesses, law enforcement officers and families.
- Liaise with victims, witnesses, experts and law enforcement officers on behalf of Assistant State’s Attorneys to schedule and maintain effective court testimony.
- Accompany victims, witnesses, and families for court appearances and answer any inquiries that may arise before, during, or after testimony and court proceedings.
- Assist ASA with scheduling pretrial meetings, testimony for victim and witnesses, and family meetings.
- Screen cases to determine the need of state mandated Crime Victim Notification Forms and Victim Impact Statement Forms.
- Provide referrals to victims and witnesses about services that are available to them based on their current needs.
- Request interpreters for a specific language and specific court date(s) if a victim or witness has limited proficiency in speaking English.
- Determine contact information of witnesses or victims using various state, local, and inter-agency databases.
- Arrange transportation for victims and witnesses who for trial / court proceedings.
- Prepare correspondence to victims, witnesses, and police officers to provide notification of upcoming court events, explanation of rights as a victim or witness, and to notify them of any missed court appearances.
- Collaborate with Assistant State’s Attorneys to ensure adequate consideration of all Maryland State Crime Victims’ Rights.
- Determine any travel needs for victims, witnesses, and families and refer to Travel Coordinator.
- Screen victims and witnesses for relocation assessment.
- Input VOCA statistics into Case Management System.
- All other related duties, as assigned.
Salary: Starting at $53,065 (commensurate with experience). Benefits are associated with this position.
All interested persons should email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use “Victim Witness Coordinator – Circuit Court” as the subject reference of your email and in your cover letter. Documents must be in pdf or Word format. Position remains open until filled.
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