NATURE OF WORK:
Under general supervision, performs duties of moderate to difficult work related to Court ordered pre-disposition report interviews and performs related duties, mandated by law, in coordinating and supervising Victim Rights; performs other work as required or assigned.
Schedule meetings with all adjudicated youth and their families; conduct interviews to obtain information for Pre-Disposition Reports ordered by the Court; review juvenile files to obtain information on current and past charges; meet with probation officers for recommendations; contact victims to obtain restitution information and recommendations; ability to travel throughout Apache County to conduct interviews, with the possibility of overnight stays; type, proof and compile Pre-Disposition Reports; distribute copies of pre-disposition reports to the Clerk of the Court, County Attorney, defense attorney (or parent when defense attorney is waived), and juvenile file.
Coordinate and establish implementation priorities according to ARS Title 8, Chapter 2, Article 7, section and subsections utilizing probation, detention and court services employees. Serve as primary contact and information source for victim rights. Monitor for quality assurance to ensure court-wide compliance with Victim Rights legislation. Develop and implement policy and procedures regarding victim’s rights. Train employees on victim rights notification and requirements. Ability to travel and attend victim rights meetings and training, with the possibility of overnight stay.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Considerable working knowledge of:
$ business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar;
$ policy and procedures of Juvenile Probation Department;
$ Interviewing techniques
$ ARS Title 8, chapter 2, Article 7; and the changes therein
$ program development and administration;
$ JOLTS letter generation and victim contacts as well as JOB’s menu;
$ monitoring grants;
$ Training employees on victim rights
Considerable skill in:
$ use of computers;
$ personal interaction;
$ report writing techniques;
$ Running reports for auditing and funding purposes
$ analyze individuals, situations and make sound decisions;
$ practice techniques of interviewing and report writing;
$ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
$ follow written and verbal instructions;
$ communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
$ maintain confidentiality;
$ work independently;
$ interact with victims when necessary;
$ communicate with Director and probation officers regularly
$ report to Juvenile Court Judge and County Attorney;
$ Remain bias in performing duties
An Associates Degree from an accredited college of university, with a preference being given to the Social Science field; or 64 college credits with background experience in criminal justice; possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License; successfully complete a criminal history background check. No felony convictions.