• Application Deadline: 09/10/2020
  • Company: S.A.F.E. Place
  • Location: Charlotte, Michigan

Court Advocate

S.A.F.E. Place is committed to helping victims of domestic violence and their families in Calhoun, Eaton and Barry Counties by: Providing quality shelter and crisis intervention services at no cost, and advocating for safety as prescribed by the law.


* We are currently accepting applications for internships for the 2020-2021 school year!!

We accept Summer interns also!

* If you’re interested in applying for 2020-2021 school year, please submit your resume


CLASSIFICATION: Advocate Volunteer

EXPECTED TIME COMMITMENT: One or two terms. Shifts available 9-5pm, M-F.

SUPERVISOR:    Legal Advocacy Administrator

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Interns will assist clients who are seeking PPOs, at Eaton County courthouse.   

Key Job Duties:

  1. Assist clients with most aspects of securing and enforcing personal protection orders (PPOs), as well as assistance with criminal cases involving domestic violence.
  2. Assist with follow up pertaining to PPO petitions and orders, such as modifications, violations, and accompaniment at court hearings.
  3. Keep Mobile Office stocked and organized.
  4. Safety planning and referrals
  5. Collect and maintain statistical data.
  6. Attend all shifts, training and other meetings as scheduled.
  7. All other duties as assigned by Legal Advocacy Administrator or designee

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by such a person.

Minimum Learning Outcomes

  • Training on how to provide Trauma-Informed services will be required and provided.
  • Communication with persons of different cultures or subcultures. Interpersonal skills.    
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, and work with clients using empathy and empowerment model.
  • Understanding of domestic violence dynamics, investment in the empowerment philosophy, organizational skills, crisis intervention skills, and an ability to access community resources.
  • Knowledge of the legal process where it relates to victims of domestic violence and their rights.
  • Learn the PPO process, in entirety. 

S.A.F.E. Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and an equal-opportunity employer. S.A.F.E. Place interns and volunteers will not receive compensation, and there are no guarantees of paid employment.