Law Enforcement Advocate
Coventry Police Department
West Greenwich Police Department
East Greenwich Police Department
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
Under the direct supervision of the Director of advocacy and the assigned Project Director of the Coventry Police Department, the LEA will provide for enhanced services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the towns of Coventry, East Greenwich, and West Greenwich. The LEA will receive additional guidance from the assigned project officer for the West Greenwich Police Department, East Greenwich Police Department, and Manager of Advocacy Services at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center.
The ideal candidate for this position has experience working with victims of interpersonal violence and providing case management to underserved population.
Case review and assessment:
Under the direction of each police department’s Police Supervisor, review all assigned cases of domestic violence and sexual assault for the towns of Coventry, East Greenwich, and West Greenwich. Cases may come to the project from within the police department, through referrals from the victim service agencies, and/or from other community-based agencies.
Develop a follow-up plan for each reviewed case, which may include any of the following, or other appropriate response to victim’s needs:
Contact by letter or email
In-person contact (at Police Department, Court, another agency or at the victim’s residence when deemed safe and when accompanied by an assigned officer or other professional)
Victim Assistance and Case Coordination
Work with the victim to identify needs for short-term safety planning and for longer term changes related to living free of abuse.
Work with the victim to identify and address concerns about the criminal justice process. Provide necessary information and referrals.
Assist the victim in identifying and coordinating services from appropriate agencies, making referrals, and advocating with those agencies on behalf of the victim.
Provide information and assistance to police to enhance case response.
Provide victims with accompaniment to meetings and/or criminal justice proceedings as needed on a case-by-case basis.
Outreach and Awareness
Participate in police department outreach in the community to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Participate in police department work with community-based service providers to develop strong, comprehensive support networks for victims, including training and meetings
Assist in the training of police officers of the participating departments to increase their understanding of the role of the LEA, to promote good working relationships between police, the LEA and service providers, and to keep law enforcement current on issues related to victimization.
At the request of the participating police departments assist in other professional trainings and community awareness events related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Participate in meetings of the VAWA Curriculum Committee as available.
Participate in LEA in-service and peer support meetings as scheduled.
Keep appropriate records (written and electronic) to track case contacts, victim demographics, and other required data
Provide reports as required by the Supervising officer.
Attend organizational meetings of project partner agencies
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent education/work experience
Hours: 35 hours/week. Schedule to be determined.
The Application Process:
Resume and cover letter by December 10, 2021
Initial interview with EBCC Director of Advocacy Services
Criminal background check
Second interview may be requested
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter via email to:
Gina Scordino, Director of Advocacy Services at email@example.com
Our mission is to end the perpetration and societal tolerance of interpersonal violence, including all forms of domestic and sexual abuse, and until that is achieved, to provide comprehensive services to victims and education in the community.
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