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Director, Crimes Victims Advocate Program
Title:Director, Crimes Victims Advocate Program
Location:Kew Gardens, NY
Department:Client Services

Director, Crime Victims Advocate Program

The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is currently seeking a Director for its Crime Victims Advocate Program (CVAP). CVAP includes a team of twelve in an office of over 700 staff. The focus of CVAP is to provide crime victims in Queens County with criminal justice support, assistance completing Office of Victim Services (OVS) applications, and provide emotional and crisis counseling.


The CVAP Director will perform the following job functions including but not limited to:

  • Manage the day-to-day functions of the program, serving a large number of victims and witnesses.
  • Supervise staff providing services to victims and witnesses, including clinical, case management, outreach, and clerical staff.
  • Draft grant proposals, implement grant projects, and prepare grant reports.
  • Plan and organize community outreach and ceremonial events, and conduct presentations for community members.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and organizations on individual cases, and to improve services for victims and witnesses.
  • Attend meetings and conferences.
  • Prepare statistics and management reports.
  • Oversee the office’s witness portal to ensure compliance with new discovery laws.
  • Review and comment on legislation pertaining to victims and witnesses.
  • Assist victims and witnesses throughout all stages of proceedings, including in the areas of restitution, safety, housing resources, crisis intervention, counseling, referrals, and navigating the court process.
  • Assist families of homicide victims.
  • Conduct training sessions for staff on the rights of victims and witnesses.
  • Expand services for victims and witnesses.
  • Perform other related duties as determined by supervisors.

Qualification Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or related field and at least one year of experience in crime victim services, crisis counseling, and/or criminal justice or the equivalent education and/or experience is required. Must have a working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software, strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others. Must have working knowledge of the criminal justice system, crime victims’ rights, and how to assist crime victims and witnesses in crisis.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in the areas described above, relevant licensure such as LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, and/or at least five years of experience in crime victim advocacy or related field and prior supervisory experience. The ability to speak/write in multiple languages is also preferred.

The Office of The Queens County District Attorney is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization. Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K and more.

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