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Victim Advocate

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary Range: $ 57,465 to $ 61,216 Annually
Based in Hood River, OR

Provides immediate on-call assistance and follow up support to victims of all types of crimes. This advocate position ensures that victims understand the criminal justice process and have access to services available through the CRITFC Victim Assistance Program and various federal, tribal, state and local victim’s assistance programs. Advocates for victim needs related to CRITFC enforcement matters. Advocates for culturally based services, including information and referral services. This is a system-based Victim Advocate position and in the justice system of this police department, they will not be entitled to advocate/client privilege.


  • Provide immediate crisis intervention and support to victims of domestic violence either in person or via the telephone.
  • Make referrals for victims to ensure that the victim’s immediate needs are met such as transportation, food, shelter, clothing and child care.
  • Provide the victim access to confidential advocacy and counseling through referral to local and/or tribal services providers.
  • Provide appropriate state and/or tribal Victim Rights information and Financial Loss information to victims or their appropriate guardian in the case the victim is a minor.
  • Accompany victims to court hearings, trials and meetings with the prosecutor. Provide transportation as necessary.
  • Coordinate and assist prosecutor assigned with victim/witness trial preparation. Provide logistical support and assistance to the victim during the judicial process.
  • Act as liaison between victims and the various Prosecutor’s Offices, courts, law enforcement agencies, parole and probation officers.
  • Coordinate services with community partners and programs.
  • Develop community outreach materials for public education regarding sexual assault, DV, dating violence, sex trafficking and stalking. Including but not limited to pamphlets, training and other educational materials.
  • Assist in the development of an intertribal database for protection orders, and stalking orders. Maintain the currency of information included in said data base.
  • Administer grant funding and program budgets.
  • Collect data and maintain records.
  • Submit all required reporting in compliance with federal and organizational rules.
  • Provides training to the community, agencies and tribal government employees to increase capacity, efficiency, and respond to victims of crime needs. Assists with training local law enforcement officers, judges, and other court staff with emphasis on culturally appropriate services.
  • Develop policies and procedures, strategic plans, and implement program operations.
  • Perform other grant-related duties as assigned.
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Application Procedure

Online applications are preferred, however if circumstances prevent an applicant from completing an online application or require help with an electronic application, email for assistance.

Hiring preference:
CRITFC implements a tribal preference policy and encourages citizens and descendants of our member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama) and other federally recognized tribes to apply.

CRITFC is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, people of color, those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

CRITFC will consider non-citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate in obtaining U.S. work authorization. With the exception of certain employer required costs, CRITFC will not pay for costs related to applicant’s legal representation, filings for work authorization or immigration, or other costs related to obtaining work authorization.

*Please note: the term “Commission” as used in this description refers to CRITFC’s governing body. CRITFC is a tribal organization that is wholly owned and governed by the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. As a tribal organization, CRITFC is subject to a unique blend of policies and laws.