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Domestic Violence Advocates, or Victim Advocates, are trained to support victims of crime. They offer emotional support and information to victims and sometimes even go to court with them. Skills found on example resumes of Domestic Violence Advocates include working as a liaison between persons of diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds, and holding support groups with residents and one-to-one counseling when needed. Domestic Violence Advocates also list previous volunteer experience as an advocate, along with an educational background in the fields of counseling, social work, or law, on their resumes.

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Domestic Violence Advocate

Interviewed victims of domestic violence for shelter services

  • Safety planned with clients for current and future well being
  • Provided crisis management to those affected with drug/alcohol dependencies
  • Negotiated in-house conflicts between residents while maintaining a healthy living environment
  • Advocated relocation for those that required immediate repositioning
  • Served as a mandatory reporter to the Children's Service Board
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
C
Medical Transcription
AS
Criminal Justice
BS
Criminal Justice
2

Domestic Violence Advocate

Advocated on the behalf of domestic violence victims who were currently on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

  • Conducted intakes and risk assessments on domestic violence victims in order to measure the levels of violence.
  • Provided support and resources to domestic violence victims to help break the cycle of violence.
  • Assisted clients with safety planning and problem solving.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
AA
Criminal Justice
BA
Social Welfare
3

Weekend/overnight Domestic Violence Advocate

Provided support and referrals to callers on a twenty four hour hotline for victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

  • Conducted phone screenings and intakes to determine the eligibility for the residential program
  • Monitored the daily activities of clients in a twenty four hour residential program for victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Provided training, support and mentoring to volunteers and interns on a regular basis
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Domestic Violence Prevention
AS
Computer Science
4

Intern/domestic Violence Advocate

Provided individual assessment, case planning, counseling services, and crisis intervention at the outreach center and emergency shelter which includes educating victims on the dynamics of domestic violence, safety planning, advocacy, and making any referrals necessary

  • Facilitated weekly domestic and sexual violence support/educational group at local residential substance abuse treatment center for women
  • Answered the 24-hr. crisis hotline and assisted in safety planning, advocacy, referrals, and education for those in crisis
  • Attended weekly court hearings and provided advocacy on behalf of those filing injunctions against perpetrators of violence
  • Assisted in Primary Prevention Program for at risk youth in the community
  • Assisted in planning of the domestic and sexual violence awareness event for April 2012
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
5

Domestic Violence Advocate

Led three weekly support groups of 15-25 people for women and men who have experienced domestic violence.

  • Worked with women and men over the age of 50 and/or disabled in one on one peer counseling sessions and case management with 30+ people on case load.
  • Developed a monthly newsletter to inform outside agencies of our services.
  • Outreach with other community agencies in the Santa Clara County to provide more efficient services to clients in my program and coordinated with Domestic Violence Council in Santa Clara County for yearly Resource Fair.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Social Work
MA
Social Work
6

Domestic Violence Advocate

Operated a 24 hour Crisis hotline for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Completed Intakes and Screenings for residential clients.
  • Developed a healthy and ethical relationship with clients to assist them with meeting their needs and goals.
  • Advocated in the community to assist clients with their needs.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AA
Psychology
BS
Psychology
MS
Administration Of Human Services
7

Domestic Violence Advocate

Obtained full and complete statements from victims as well as medical releases to provide necessary evidence for prosecution.

  • Served as liaison to the Probation and Court Services department to inform, educate and support their efforts in these cases.
  • Provided referrals for counseling, support groups, financial assistance, housing and employment.
  • Assisted victims in knowing their rights about obtaining an Order of Protection and what to do when the Order is violated.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
AS
Criminal Justice / First Responder
BS
Leadership / Criminal Justice
8

Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Advocate

Rendered quality-counseling services to survivor's sexual assault and domestic violence and their families

  • Developed rapport and relationships of trust
  • Facilitated clear communication
  • Provided emotional support to survivors
  • Coordinated service networks for psychological, medical, and legal assistance
  • Referrals to specialists or social service agencies
  • Maintained shelter safety
  • Educated and provided community with information and material regarding sexual assault and date rape drug pilot program in Monmouth County
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BA
Psychology
9

Domestic Violence Advocate

  • Managed a 40 bed domestic violence shelter consisting of women, teens, and their children
  • Answered crisis line calls, crisis intervention, assessments, and case management for all clients
  • Supervised monthly meeting for residents and children
  • Assisted domestic violence victims in obtaining electronic orders of protection
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Social Sciences
10

Domestic Violence Advocate (intern)

Worked under the direct supervision of a domestic violence advocate working in six surrounding cities and towns

  • Collaborated with police officers to provide outreach services to victims of domestic violence
  • Compiled a database for the District Attorney's Office based on police reports from domestic violence cases to track 51A filings and restraining order requests
  • Interacted directly with victims and survivors to provide necessary services
  • Conducted home visits under the supervision of a mental health worker
  • Co-facilitated group therapy once weekly for 5-7 mandated clients
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
Psychology
MA
Clinical Social Work

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