Court Advocate

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center – Pawtucket, RI

The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is a non profit organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide victims of domestic violence with emotional support, referrals and information about the court process. Including but not limited to: inform of their rights as victims; empower victim to make her own decisions and advocate on her behalf; inform victims of the core of information about domestic violence; inform victims of the court process in which they are involved; intervene on their behalf with police or court personnel, as appropriate.
  • Inform victims of the status of their cases, forms of protection available, domestic violence services and other appropriate social services.
  • Assist victims in identifying appropriate jurisdiction and in completion of required paperwork for protective orders.
  • Provide information to victims via telephone or mail on a timely basis. Such information includes court dates, case dispositions and agency services.
  • Collect monthly data and prepare reports for inclusion in monthly statistics.
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor and provide any written statistical or narrative reports s/he requests.
  • Attend all training sessions deemed necessary/appropriate by Supervisor including statewide Court Advocate meetings.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • A high level of organizational skills to engage diverse functions.
  • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of various individuals, particularly those affected by domestic violence.
  • The ability to appropriately and effectively deal with stressful situations.
  • Conduct oneself in ways that empower victims of domestic violence.
  • Knowledge of Rhode Island court system.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.

If you're interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive list of duties performed.

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