Assist victims of domestic violence navigate through the judicial process; obtain safety and stay safe through the filing of Orders of Protection and Safety Planning; and connect with community resources.
Duties/Responsibilities: Conduct Needs and Danger Assessments on victims who participate in intakes, and refer them to appropriate partner/community agencies for needs such as housing, shelter, food, employment, childcare, high-risk review, warrants, legal advice, counseling, etc.
Create individualized Safety Plans with all victims in JCAC and court
Assist victims in obtaining Orders of Protection
Coordinate with the District Attorneys and Victim Witness coordinators regarding victims in the JCAC
Educate victims and their families regarding the domestic violence, the cycle of violence, and the Power and Control Wheel
Escort victims to and from the JCAC and court
Make follow-up calls to victims who have recently visited JCAC to ensure they're still safe and don't need additional services
Perform administrative duties like answer phones and collect statistical data
Time Commitment: Interns should commit to a minimum of 1 semester and at least 15-20 hours per week