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Job Postings: Northwestern District Attorney's Office

Domestic Violence Intervention Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.




POSITION SUMMARY: Coordinate Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) in collaboration with local police departments, dispatch centers, Crocker Communications Inc., and community victim advocacy programs. Position is a part-time position of 20 hours weekly.


· Foster strong relations between police and advocates in the DVIP Partnership

· Make outreach visits to police departments and ensure open communication with community partners

· Participate in hiring of new DVIP Advocates with NELCWIT and BHN

· Train and supervise DVIP Advocates in collaboration with NELCWIT and BHN

· Assign shifts and create monthly on-call schedule to be communicated to all DVIP partners

· Provide secondary back-up for evening and weekend emergency call system

· Review daily call log from answering service and follow-up with Crocker and responding police and/or advocates on any calls needing attention

· Assign cell phones for each advocate and update list regularly with answering service

· Debrief advocates following difficult calls and instruct them in following DVIP protocols

· Provide direct service to victims of domestic and sexual violence including safety planning, information on lock changes and ongoing support for alarm recipients

· Identify high risk cases from advocate information sheets and make referrals to the high risk team

· Organize DVIP Partnership meetings and trainings

· Provide phone supervision with advocates to offer support and review any protocol issues

· Respond to calls from police regarding advocate contacts and troubleshoot issues that arise

· Mediate potential conflicts with police and advocate response and propose changes in protocol to address concerns

· Maintain DVIP Project statistics and prepare grant report in coordination with supervisor

· Write law enforcement newsletter entries as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • Knowledge of dynamics of abuse specifically related to domestic violence and sexual assault

  • Leadership and interpersonal skills to successfully foster strong partnership team

  • Supervisory and staff training experience

  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and patiently in-person and on the phone to a diverse population;

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task;

  • Must be able to demonstrate professional discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times.

This is a grant funded, part-time - 20 hour a week position.

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