LAV Project Attorney - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: LAV Project Attorney
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 6-14-2016

Responsible To: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:
Increase the availability of quality legal representation for victims of sexual assault and to victims with complex family law matters, including: divorce and legal separation, child support and custody, child in need of care, and child abduction prevention proceedings. Increase capacity and quality representation on legal issues facing sexual assault victims.

Specific Duties:

  • Collaborate with attorneys and other system professionals to increase capacity on legal issues facing sexual assault victims.
  • Provide direct legal services to victims of sexual assault and to victims with complex family law matters. Provide assistance to Kansas attorneys representing victims, as needed.
  • Coordinate the Legal Assistance to Victims grant project including grant reports, statistics and other items, as needed or assigned.
  • Collaborate with family law and immigration attorneys in Kansas to improve the capacity for legal representation of victims.
  • Provide technical assistance to member program advocates, private and legal services attorneys, judges, court personnel, child advocacy personnel, and social service workers on issues impacting victims and their children.
  • Collaborate to provide webinars and trainings to court personnel, judges, guardians ad litem, and child welfare professionals on custody considerations for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Serve as faculty on all relevant KCSDV trainings.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and retirement fund contribution.

Employment Status:
Full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas Bar. Knowledge of and experience practicing family law. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as this knowledge relates to family law. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy. Proven writing and speaking ability. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ATTN: Director of Legal and Policy


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Criminal Justice Curricula Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Criminal Justice Curricula Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 6-13-2016

Responsible to:

Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:

Staff the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program). The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program includes training of advocates and criminal justice system professionals, developing standardized curricula, and drafting protocols and best practice standards for criminal justice system professionals on the issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and enforcement of protection orders.

Specific Duties:

  • Work with the Project Coordinator in establishing the necessary components for project implementation and oversight, including staffing subcommittees and Advisory Council meetings, when needed, and assisting with assigned projects and general administrative duties.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator and Council in developing best practices, policies, protocols, and training curricula for advocates and for professionals in the criminal justice system.
  • Research pertinent areas of federal and state law related to the criminal justice system’s response to sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Provide technical assistance to member programs and allies on the criminal justice system’s response to sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Assist project staff in planning and developing skills training for criminal justice system personnel and advocates.
  • Assist project staff in conducting regional advanced level skills training and cross-training for criminal justice system personnel.
  • Assist project staff in conducting training and cross-training for community-based advocates, system-based advocates, law enforcement officers, parole officers, court services officers, community corrections officers, and communication specialists.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and retirement fund contribution.

Employment Status: Full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed:
Knowledge of protection orders and criminal justice system issues involved in enforcement and prosecution of Kansas domestic violence laws. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy required. Proven writing and speaking ability. Knowledge of adult learning styles and curricula development. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to travel and have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ATTN: Director of Legal and Policy


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Criminal Justice Project Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Criminal Justice Project Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 6-13-2016

Responsible to:

Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:

Staff the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program). The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program includes working with identified communities in need of improving responses to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, training of advocates and criminal justice system professionals, developing standardized curricula, and drafting protocols and best practice standards for law enforcement and other criminal justice system professionals on the issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, and enforcement of protection orders.

Specific Duties:

  • Work with Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program grant partners in establishing the necessary components for project implementation and oversight, including working with the Governor’s Project Assistant to staff Advisory Council meetings, as needed.
  • Meet with and assist Advisory Council subcommittees with assigned projects.
  • Assist project staff and subcommittee members in developing policies, protocols, and training curricula for community-based advocates, system-based advocates, law enforcement officers and agencies, parole officers, court services officers, community corrections officers, and communication specialists.
  • Assist project staff and subcommittee members in gathering and evaluating training curricula on best practices for law enforcement, parole, community-based and systems-based advocates, and communication specialists on sexual assault and domestic violence cases and scheduling training sessions as needed.
  • Assist project staff and subcommittee members in gathering and evaluating information and training on the use and enforcement of protection orders.
  • Assist project staff and subcommittee members in developing criminal justice best practices and training curricula for sexual and domestic violence advocates.
  • Assist project staff in conducting training and cross-training for community-based advocates, system-based advocates, law enforcement officers, parole officers, court services officers, community corrections officers, and communication specialists.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and retirement fund contribution.

Employment Status: Full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed:
Legal training or experience with law enforcement work is a plus. Knowledge of protection orders and criminal justice system issues involved in enforcement and prosecution of Kansas domestic violence laws. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy required. Proven writing and speaking ability. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate a diverse panel of project partners.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ATTN: Director of Legal and Policy


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Accreditation & TA Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Accreditation & Technical Assistance Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 5-31-2016

Responsible to:

Director of Advocacy, Education & Rural Projects

Primary Responsibilities: This position will implement the KCSDV Accreditation Program and policies and procedures, and will coordinate the provision of KCSDV technical assistance statewide.

Specific Duties: 

  • Implement KCSDV Accreditation Program with eligible programs across Kansas.
  • Coordinate and participate in Accreditation site visits with applicants.
  • Work with other KCSDV staff and accredited programs to develop best practice model policies, protocols, and procedures that reflect core services standards.
  • Review self-studies to ensure core service standards are met.
  • Coordinate the Accreditation Committee as needed.
  • Coordinate KCSDV technical assistance provided by staff to program advocates and allied professionals.
  • Provide intensive programmatic technical assistance to member programs as needed.
  • Work on other technical assistance and accreditation issues as needed.
  • Maintain and manage KCSDV technical assistance database.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to advocates and other allied professionals as needed.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits: Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401K plan contribution.

Employment Status: 100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed: Strong preference for prior experience working in a sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy program. Ability to develop materials and train on topics relevant to this position. Computer and database knowledge required. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Proven writing and speaking ability. Ability to work collaboratively and in a team environment. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, attn.: Director of Advocacy & Education, 634 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator/SILA - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator/ Special Immigrant Legal Advocate
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 4-4-2016

Responsible to:

Rural Sexual Assault Project Manager

Primary Responsibilities: This position will divide its time between identifying and addressing the needs of historically underserved survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking, and their children; and enhancing the availability of legal representation for, and improving systems’ response to, immigrant survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. This position will apply to receive accreditation by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and will possess the qualifications necessary to receive such accreditation. 

Specific Duties: 

  • Provide technical assistance and training to DV/SA member programs and allied organizations on topics relevant to position.
  • Review all KCSDV public awareness materials and training curricula to ensure appropriate use of language and culturally specific information.
  • Maintain and expand a list of qualified interpreters. Provide training and information to interpreters and DV/SA member programs on special considerations in DV/SA and interpretation.
  • Develop and provide trainings on providing culturally relevant services.
  • Work with other KCSDV staff and DV/SA member programs to implement, improve and review Limited English Proficiency (LEP) plans and outreach plans.
  • Stay up-to-date on local, state, and national best practices and research relevant to this position.
  • Develop and write resources relevant to this position to be distributed throughout the state.
  • Maintain and expand the Outreach Alliance, comprised of advocates and allies working in rural and with underserved communities. Coordinate and deliver conference calls/webinars, and trainings for the Outreach Alliance.
  • Provide direct legal services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in VAWA self-petition, U Visa, T Visa, adjustment of status, petitions for work authorization, and other immigration-related proceedings.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits: Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401K plan contribution.

Employment Status: 100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed: Strong preference for prior experience working in sexual assault and domestic violence and knowledge of immigration, LEP, and culturally relevant issues and needs. Spoken and written proficiency in Spanish. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Demonstrated commitment to social change and anti-oppression work. Ability to write materials and train on topics relevant to the position. Ability to travel and have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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