Legal Access Coordinator
Empower lives, impact your community, and shape the future of victims’ rights with a dynamic nonprofit that advocates for all crime victims across South Carolina.
Organization Background: The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN) is the voice for all victims of crime in South Carolina and the people who serve them. SCVAN seeks to fulfill three main objectives through its programs and services: 1) ensure all crime victims receive access to and assistance from the criminal justice system; 2) improve the quality of services provided to crime victims by victim advocates; and 3) ensure the criminal justice system adequately serves crime victims.
SCVAN manages five programs that provide services and resources to our state's crime victims and the professionals who serve them: 1) Faith-Based Victims Services; 2) Emergency Financial Assistance Fund; 3) Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV); 4) Statewide Forensic and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Coordinator; and 5) Crime Victim Information Program.
Reaching Rural, LAV’s new program operating from Beaufort and serving Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties, uses technology to increase legal access to crime victims through the use of videoconferencing, technology hubs, a new legal department website, and education, trainings, and community outreach. SCVAN attorneys provide direct representation in court in addition to support services, education, training, and technical assistance to victim service providers, law enforcement, community partners, and volunteer attorneys.
The Legal Access Coordinator is a full time (37.5 hours per week), salaried position with the LAV Reaching Rural project. The position will report directly to the Beaufort Senior Attorney and LAV Program Director and is responsible for outreach and administrative duties associated with the Reaching Rural project. The candidate should expect approximately 40% of their time to be devoted to outreach activities and 60% of their time to be devoted to administrative office duties.
Reports to: Senior Staff Attorney
Salary: Commensurate with experience; Monthly benefit stipend
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time