Volunteer for Victim Witness Program

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Albany County Attorney's Office Victim Witness Program

  • 3 people are interested

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assemble documents and manuals for distribution
  • Contact individuals regarding court dates
  • Enter information in case management system
  • Perform clerical work, including answering telephone, photocopying, and filing documents
  • Submit a weekly report of tasks and assignments completed
  • Collect and analyze statistics for research and special studies, when applicable
  • For Bilingual Volunteers, assist in translating material and providing interpreting services

Minimum Requirement:

Volunteer(s)/Extern(s) selected will be required, before beginning their term, to:

  • Complete a 40-hour advocate training that includes:
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
    • Special Population
    • Child Abuse
    • Overview of the Criminal Justice System
    • Legal Advocacy
    • Victim/Witness Assistance
    • Overview of Victimology
    • Victim’s Compensation
    • Victim’s Bill of Rights
    • Case Management
    • Homicide and Death Notification
    • Restorative Justice
    • The Community Network System
  • Pass background checks through the Division of Criminal Investigation and child abuse registry
  • Sign a statement of confidentiality

In addition, volunteers(s)/extern(s) will be required to:

  • Submit weekly progress reports and a feedback form at the completion of their term.
  • Work from start to finish three to five cases throughout their term. Of these five cases one must be in Municipal Court, and one in Circuit Court. In addition, the intern/extern must work both a crime against person case and a property case.
  • Attend a motion hearing and/or jury trial.
  • Complete the online civil rights training and victim’s compensation training

Volunteer(s)/extern(s) are required to spend at least 120 hours in-office during their term (equates to 3 credit hours if receiving class credit). Preference will be given to students able to spend 240 hours in-office (equates to 6 credit hours if receiving class credit). These hours include the 40-hour training.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Must be a self-starter, have strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, when dealing with citizens, attorneys, law enforcement agencies and other employees; must possess the ability to establish good rapport with individuals, often under difficult circumstances; must be upbeat. Ability to multitask; fluent in Microsoft and able to navigate Windows Explorer and file subdirectories and ability to contribute to a team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed. Work independently to complete required intake assignments in a timely and organized manner. Complete all assigned tasks accurately and precisely. Attend work as scheduled and/or required.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

410 Grand Ave. Suite 105Laramie, WY 82070

(41.3107,-105.59174)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Case Work / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 10 hours per week
  • 40-hour advocacy training, statement of confidentiality

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