Victim Witness Case Manager

Organization: Dane County

Location: Madison, WI

Deliver trauma-informed services to crime victims and witnesses in a culturally respectful, compassionate and multidisciplinary matter. Notify and educate crime victims and witnesses of their legal rights. Provide advocacy for crime victims and witnesses. Consultation and safety planning with victims pre-charge. Notify crime victims of court hearings and the purpose of each hearing. Confer with victims about case declines and continuances, their desired protection orders and case outcomes. Assist victims with requesting restitution and filing Crime Victim Compensation applications and victim impact statements. Prepare crime victims and witnesses to testify. Court accompaniment. Refer to community services and resources. Notify victims of case disposition and post- conviction victim rights and services. Consult with prosecutors regarding victim behaviors and secondary trauma, charging decisions, trial strategy and desired outcomes. Assist prosecutors with trial preparation and organization of witnesses. Facilitate restorative justice outcomes including but not limited to victim offender dialogs. Serve as a restorative justice resource to prosecutors. Attend forensic interviews of child victims and witnesses and participating in child abuse case reviews. Attend community meetings and professional trainings that address current issues and challenges crime victims’ experience. Conduct professional and community trainings. Maintain excellent and diligent paperless documentation of services provided.

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