The Victim Assistance Program with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office has an internship opportunity available starting in January 2018. The internship will allow you to gain experience working as a victim advocate in the criminal justice system. The selected intern will perform the following functions: Provide victims with information about available resources in the community and act as a liaison in obtaining such services; Educate victims regarding the legal process and the rights afforded them under the law; Notify victims of applicable court proceedings and attend court with or on behalf of the victim; Provide follow up services and updates to victims regarding their case; Respond to service requests of victims and their families; Maintain confidentiality of victims and Sheriff’s Office reports; Collect data through client tracking and report on services provided.
Interested applicants must have an ability to remain calm while working with people in crisis situations; Skill in effectively communicating with individuals from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with the public, coworkers, and other agencies while dealing with sensitive information and uncomfortable situations. Additionally, you must adhere to ethical standards as set forth by the Sheriff’s Office and Utah County Government. Working conditions are generally performed in an office, courtroom, public location, or other environmentally controlled room.
Once selected, interns are subject to, and must pass, a full background check. Please keep in mind this is an unpaid internship opportunity. For additional information please contact BreAnn Wilkes at 801-851-8378, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victim Assistance Program Coordinator
Utah County Sheriff/Santaquin Police
Office: (801) 851-8378
Fax: (801) 851-8379