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DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is Hiring: Victim-Witness Advocate, Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Unit

Job Description: The Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney is currently accepting resumes for
an experienced Victim-Witness Advocate to work in its Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault (DV/SA) Unit.
The DV/SA Unit is responsible for investigating and trying domestic violence and adult sexual assault
cases (including domestic violence homicides) in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit.
We desire professionals with victim-based advocacy experience, who will represent the wishes and
interests of victims while working with several disciplines to achieve justice. Advocates are trained
professionals who assist and/or advocate for victims of crime (in accordance with (O.C.G.A. § 17-17-1)
in determining the best options in the aftermath of a crime, whether or not the victim participates in the
civil or criminal justice system. Principal duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to
compliance with the Crime Victim Bill of Rights, explanation of and information about the criminal justice
system, administrative duties and coordination of resources within the community on behalf of victims.
Specifically, the Victim Advocate will collaborate with prosecutors, investigators, and service providers,
participate in the Domestic Violence Taskforce, Sexual Assault Response Team, and case review
meetings, participate in community awareness and education, and any other duties as directed by the
Program Director.

Qualifications/Requirements: The successful candidate must possess a post-graduate degree in the
Social Services related field, specific experience in victim dynamics related to domestic violence, adult sexual assault, and homicide. The ideal candidate must have prior experiences working in a victim-assistance prosecutor’s office, preferably with 2-5 years of practice in advocating for, communicating with, and providing services to crime victims at the felony level. However, consideration will be given to candidates with strong-community based advocacy experience. Additionally, experience, either paid or volunteer, will be considered. The candidate must have experience working with domestic violence and adult sexual assault survivors.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both
oral and written; must be detail-oriented; strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must; must
be able to work well in a team environment; must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility
and leadership skills, as well as a commitment to serving the community and working with the public.
Additionally, the candidate must have a proficient working knowledge of domestic violence and adult
sexual assault. The candidate must be flexible in their working hours.

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Type: County-paid
Salary Range: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience
Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check.
Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references by March 1, 2024 to:
Amanda Planchard, Director of Victim Services

The Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified
individuals with disabilities.

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