Victim Advocate

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $20 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $20 an hour

State of Utah

Job Description


The Utah Office for Victims of Crime (UOVC) is seeking a Victim Advocate to join its team. The Victim Advocate assists victims and their families through the UOVC benefit application process. The Advocate also provides victims and their families with information and referrals and supports them in finding answers to their questions.

Principal Duties

Participates in committees and public activities as requested by UOVC
Generates statistical and quantitative data for grant reporting
Provides clients with information concerning rights, options, benefits, services, and expectations
Acts as a facilitator in problem solving situations
Interprets, clarifies, explains and applies agency policy and procedures, business practices, federal or state laws and regulations, etc.
Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and or other written materials
Requests police reports and gathers other necessary information in order to help clients qualify for benefits
Assist primary and secondary victims with crisis needs and emotional support, as well as assess victims’ safety and other needs
Provide appropriate referrals to community, local, or statewide resources such as shelter, treatment, education, legal assistance, and financial aid

Ideal Candidate
MUST be fluent in speaking and writing Spanish
Experience as a victim advocate in police departments, courts, or other victim service agency
Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science preferred but not required
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)

The AgencyAnyone can become a victim of violent crime, anytime, anywhere.
The Utah Office for Victims of Crime (UOVC) provides financial compensation for victims of crime. To learn more about our agency, please visit our website