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CAVAC OFFICER - Justice and Correctional Services Print E-mail

Core Functions:
The Regional Crime Victims Assistance Centre (CAVAC) Officer is responsible for providing crisis intervention, overall support, education and guidance to crime victims and witnesses from the time of crisis up to the criminal justice process, in accordance with the intervention philosophy and approach defined by Cree Nation Government and CAVAC.
Functional Responsibilities:
 In collaboration with the Coordinator of Justice, develop action plans to plan for the delivery of services.
 Receive victims at the CAVAC and respond to calls by the police or other law enforcement agencies for on-scene crisis intervention to victims and witnesses.
 Determine the type of immediate assistance the victim requires and refer victims to the relevant services (medical assistance, special counselling, emergency shelter, legal assistance).
 Provide information regarding psychologists, psychosocial and post-traumatic support services to clients.
 Provide basic information about CAVACís policies and services.
 Protect victim from being re-victimized during the criminal justice process by discussing an initial safety plan and with the active participation of the victim, develop a safety plan.
 Support the victims in their decision-making by supplying them with information and discussing available options.
 Assist victims in obtaining release of personal property recovered or being held in evidence.
 Keep victims and family informed of proceedings with the criminal justice system.
 Provide information regarding victimís rights, recourse and judicial proceedings, and available resources.
 Inform victim of judicial procedures through the INFOVAC and CAVAC INFO programs.
 Liaise with different organizations in the legal, health, social services and community organization networks.
 Represent the CAVAC during meetings with the joint action and collaborative organizations.
 Maintain and populate the database and produce quarterly reports of activities.

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