Job Opportunities

Bilingual Legal Advocate

Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) is seeking a Bilingual Legal Advocate to provide assistance to victims of intimate partner and sexual violence seeking assistance through the civil and criminal justice systems.  This position is located at our Family Justice Center (FJC) location. DCRC staff at the FJC provide a range of services including crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, information and referrals and client focused safety assessments and risk management plans.  Successful applicant will join a team of legal advocates to:

  • Provide case management services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

  • Assist with the electronic filing of protective orders.

  • Provide assistance navigating civil and criminal justice systems.

  • Provide Court orientation, criminal justice advocacy and support including accompanying victims during court proceedings.

  • Collaborate with Court personnel including clerks and judges, the DA’s office and other partners to ensure services are streamlined.

  • Advocate on behalf of clients with the District Attorney’s Office, Civil Court, Durham Police Department, Durham County Sheriff, Department of Social Services and other social service agencies.

  • Provide comprehensive safety assessments and client focused risk management plans.

  • Participate in staff meetings, community meetings and relevant trainings and other professional development opportunities.

  • Assist victims with filing claims for crime victim compensation.

  • Serve as part of on-call rotation for lethality assessment program.

  • Training/supporting volunteers assisting in providing advocacy in the court system.

  • Maintain timely and accurate case records including data entry into a computerized case management system.

  • Various other duties to be determined by supervisor.

Required skills/experience:  Fluency in Spanish.  Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field along with a minimum two years’ experience providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and/or other crimes and knowledge of legal advocacy. Strong collaboration, communication, and teamwork skills needed.  Experience working effectively with a diverse population and a commitment to anti-oppression models of service. Competency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Commitment to the mission of the organization required.

Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) is not-for-profit agency that works with the community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, support and prevention.

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@durhamcrisisresponse.org

Please email resumes and cover letters to jobs@durhamcrisisresponse.org

Volunteer Opportunities

DCRC is in great need for bilingual Spanish speaking volunteers &/or interns to assist with our Immigrant Services program. The primary need is assistance with our 24-hr helpline during the weekdays. The helpline is the main access point for client assistance. Calls can range from basic information and referrals to crisis intervention and case management. We offer on-site and remote training for those that are interested. Scheduling is flexible.

We are appreciative of your consideration in supporting survivors of domestic, sexual and family violence and human trafficking.

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