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Assistant Attorney General - Statewide Victim Assistance Program – Violence Prevention and Crime Victim Services Division – Chicago


Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Statewide Victim Assistance Program – Violence Prevention and Crime Victim Services Division – Chicago

Description:

The Violence Prevention and Crime Victim Services Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office administers various programs to assist victims of crime. The division includes the Crime Victims Compensation Bureau, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, Statewide Victim Assistance Program, Violent Crimes Victim Assistance Bureau, Address Confidentiality Program, and Illinois Victim Information Notification Everyday. The Division offers financial assistance, information, and resources to both crime victims and the organizations that assist them.

Responsibilities:
An Assistant Attorney General in the Statewide Victim Assistance Program is responsible for assisting with outreach and advocacy of Crime Victims’ Rights. Working with Statewide Victim/Witness coordinators, the attorney will be responsible for providing education and training opportunities to criminal justice professionals, advocates, and victim service providers. They also offer guidance and consultation on matters related to crime victims’ rights both internally and externally, to outside agencies. The attorney will assist Victim/Witness Coordinators with application of relevant law and legislative support as needed. They will investigate Crime Victims’ Rights complaints, resolving complaints with recommendations and education as needed. The attorney will also communicate regularly with prosecutors, advocates, law enforcement officials, and victims in addressing Crime Victims’ Rights issues and related concerns throughout the state. In addition, the attorney will be responsible for providing support to other bureaus within the division as needed.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be licensed in the State of Illinois at the time of application. Preferred candidates will have a background in criminal law with extensive experience litigating on behalf of victims and/or advocating for their statutory rights. Experience representing individuals alleging crime victims’ rights violations is a plus. Excellent organizational skills, extensive experience presenting to various groups, victim sensitivity, computer skills, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively are essential functions of this position. Ability to speak Spanish or Polish is a plus.

Salary: Salaries start at $73,548. Candidates must be licensed to practice law by the State of Illinois at the time of application.

To ensure full consideration, please send cover letter with résumé to:

Thor Y. Inouye
Director of Attorney Recruiting, Professional Development, and Diversity
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (fax)
attorneyhiring@ilag.gov


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