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State of Massachusetts High Risk Team Coordinator in Northampton, Massachusetts

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office (NWDAO) serves the people of Hampshire and Franklin counties and the town of Athol. In partnership with the communities it serves, the NWDAO is dedicated to the pursuit of truth, justice, and the protection of the public through fair and effective prosecutions and progressive prevention initiatives. Although the primary responsibility of the Office is prosecuting crime, we also have a strong focus on progressive education and prevention efforts in the areas of domestic & sexual violence, child abuse, juvenile justice, elders and persons with disabilities, and consumer protection. We are the law office of the People and are steadfast guardians of the rights and liberties of every citizen. We advocate for making our communities safer and stronger, while protecting civil rights and promoting social and racial justice. POSITION SUMMARY: Lead two high risk teams (HRT) – one in Hampshire County and one in Franklin County – to identify, monitor and contain high risk offenders of intimate partner violence and increase victim safety. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILILTIES: Identify high risk domestic violence offenders (HRO), with agreed upon criteria (repeat offenders, etc.), in consultation with HRT Maintain list of HROs, with each file containing a HRO summary and Individual Plan (e.g. GPS, safety checks, drive-bys, etc.) with HRT recommendations Respond to referrals from outside agencies, in consultation with HRT, utilizing confidentiality standards Collect police reports, criminal records and relevant information on each referred offender in order to make informed presentation to HRT Communicate with team members such as police and probation in preparation for team meeting Facilitate a monthly meeting, one in each county, to review any new referrals and to review the list to further assess risk and develop Individualized Plans Prioritize new DV cases, in consultation with Unit Chief and Director, V/W Advocate, police and ADAs, and distribute updated list weekly to V/W advocates; fax file information to court as needed Provide list to probation so they can inform HRO that he/she has been identified as high risk Identify and update files, including scanned folders for prosecutors, and inform ADA when HRO is charged with another crime Maintain the “watch list” and “pending list” to identify any new offenses which result in a case that needs to be brought forward to the team Review monthly Board of Probation records and review police reports on any new warrant, and update file summary Communicate with House of Correction (HOC) and the Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program regarding referrals and updates Communicate with Probate Court Family Service Officers to identify HROs Establish protocols for dispatchers and state/local police to flag HRO’s Fast track cases by initiating emergency protocol when needed Train court staff, police, VSPs, family service officers and first responders in high risk danger assessment/referrals and non-fatal strangulation Provide ongoing consultation and support to community service agencies Convene quarterly HRT Advisory Board for ongoing consultation and expertise from community service agencies Complete grant progress reports as required by the Office on Violence Against Women * Bachelor’s degree; * Experience in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence; * Knowledge of dynamics of abuse specifically related to domestic violence and sexual assault; * Leadership and interpersonal skills to successfully foster strong partnership team; * Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and patiently in-person and on the phone to a diverse population; * Ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task; * Must be able to demonstrate professional discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times; * Experience working with law enforcement and/or courts preferred; * Spanish fluency a plus. Job: Public Safety* *Organization: Northwestern DA *Title: *High Risk Team Coordinator Location: Massachusetts-Northampton-1 Gleason Plaza Requisition ID: 23000304