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Will you be the attorney that leads our Legal Services Program?
The Crime Victims Treatment Center was established in 1977 as a community response to a sexual assault that took place in Morningside Heights. CVTC was the first rape crisis program formed in New York State, and remains on the forefront of progressive healing services for survivors of all types of violence.
Our services, including trauma focused individual and group therapy, advocacy, crisis intervention, complementary therapy and others, are offered completely free of charge. These services not only allow individuals to heal from the effects of violence and trauma, but are also instrumental in thwarting the cycle of interpersonal and intergenerational violence, one survivor at a time and on a community wide scale. In response to the need for our services, which have more than doubled since 2007, CVTC made the decision to transition from a Mount Sinai hospital-based program to self-governance. After extensive and careful consideration, we concluded that this is the surest way to sustain our mission and expand our programming by up to 50% within the next five years, with a focus on providing services to the most vulnerable populations of survivors including those who identify as LGBTQ, non-English speaking communities, d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing survivors, incarcerated victims of sexual violence and those who are uninsured or underemployed.
CVTC seeks a dedicated and talented Supervising Staff Attorney (SSA) to lead our brand new Legal Services Program. The SSA will have a hand in building and designing the organization’s first legal advocacy program to assist clients with legal matters relating to their victimization and will be comfortable operating in the following areas: immigration, housing, disability law, civil remedies, PREA, Family Court, Integrated Domestic Violence Court and others. This individual will be a natural and collaborative leader and will be interested in advancing New York State policy relating to victims of crime and social justice.
Will be responsible for building and crafting the Legal Services Program in partnership with the executive staff of CVTC
Will directly supervise and support up to one staff attorney and two legal advocates
Will work collaboratively with CVTC’s clinical staff and partner organization staff to ensure a comprehensive delivery of services for each client.
Will support survivors of violence in their experiences with the criminal justice process, including advocating on their behalf with the offices of the District Attorneys of New York City.
Will represent clients in Family Court and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts as necessary in cases involving orders of protection, custody/visitation, child support, etc.
Will represent and advocate for survivors in housing, immigration, public benefit, and administrative campus hearings.
Will advocate on a city and statewide level for policy issues affecting the clients served by CVTC
Good and current standing with the New York State Bar
Deep commitment to the mission of CVTC and profound excitement at the prospect of building a new program
Over 3 years’ experience working around victim centered legal issues
A commitment to social justice and criminal justice reform
Superb written and oral communication skills
Strong research skills
Salary and Benefits
The generous salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience. CVTC offers full and comprehensive benefits.
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Please, no calls.
CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other category protected by law. CVTC is committed to employing a staff that reflects the diversity of communities served by the program.