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Part-time Legal Advocate Responsibilities: Assess level and history of violence experienced and aid in the development of a safety plan for victims and their children. Provide information to victims of domestic violence about the laws, resources, and services available. Develop and maintain relationships with and knowledge of Orange Countyâ€™s domestic violence service providers and resources, and give appropriate referrals to clients. Maintain information on domestic violence laws regarding individual rights and protections under California State Law i.e. protective orders, restraining orders etc. Coordinate Victim Support Services provided by law enforcement, prosecution and the courts. Conduct outreach to community partners to improve the communityâ€™s response to domestic violence. Coordinate legal clinics where appropriate. Attend court with clients to provide emotional support as appropriate. Document all interactions with clients and follow up with appropriate documentation in files- accurately and within agency deadline requirements. Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: B.A. or A.A. required- Human Services, Criminal Justice, Psychology or related field required. Have reliable transportation, valid driverâ€™s license and auto insurance required. Bilingual skills Spanish/English required (written and oral). 2+ yearsâ€™ experience in a domestic violence program preferred or experience working with at-risk clients. Knowledge and experience of Family Law and the legal system preferred. Paralegal Certificate or coursework is a plus. Knowledge and experience of Family Law and the legal system preferred. Paralegal Certificate or coursework a plus.
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