Criminal Justice Intern

internship - part time, unpaid

Beacon of Hope Crisis Center
Indianapolis, IN
Apply
Posted 31 Days ago
Beacon of Hope Crisis Center
Indianapolis, IN
internship - part time, unpaid
Posted 31 Days ago

Description

A Criminal Justice Intern serves under the Criminal Justice Program which aims to break the cycle of abuse, educate victims about resources, and support them to achieve a life free from the grip of domestic violence and sexual assault. Beacon of Hope has formulated partnerships with police departments in Central Indiana. Victim Advocates respond to police reports to offer victims services, safety planning and address other needs that they may have. The Criminal Justice Intern helps Victim Advocates to better serve our clients.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Updating the victims on criminal cases within the criminal justice process
  • Assisting the victims in connecting with their assigned advocate within the prosecutor’s office on detailed information regarding their case
  • Helping the victims with preparation of a Victim Impact Statement
  • Accompanying the victims to court for criminal cases, protective orders or child in need of services (CHINS) cases
  • Providing victims with empathy and support during court accompaniment
  • Answering victims’ questions during court accompaniment (training will be provided)
  • Assisting the victims with filing for protective orders
  • Taking detailed notes during court accompaniments upon request
  • Helping the victims with Crime Victims Compensation Applications
  • Providing victims with resources and referrals for medical, legal, shelter/housing, employment, clinics, counseling/support groups assistance
  • Providing follow-ups
  • Researching laws related to domestic violence and sexual assaults
  • DOES NOT give legal advice, always refers the victims to their attorneys
  • DOES NOT talk in court, even when judge asks the questions – The assistant must be subpoenaed to talk without breaking confidentiality

Required hours, duration of internship, and start date will all be determined in conjunction with the applicant's schedule.

Skills

criminal justice, police, counseling, court proceedings, training, filing, legal advice, victims of crime, domestic violence, criminal procedure, victim services, attorneys, policy, criminology, policy analysis

Always be on the alert for potentially fraudulent job postings online. Report potential fraud to us if you're unsure about the legitimacy of a job posting or employer on Chegg Internships.

  • Never accept a check or other funds from a company to purchase materials necessary for your position.
  • Avoid and report situations where employers require payment or work without compensation as part of the application process.
  • Avoid corresponding with anyone who reaches out via text or email or outside of the Chegg Internships platform that you don't recognize.
  • Be wary of Google Hangout or Skype interviews as these are not publicly-listed numbers that can be used to verify the legitimacy of the interviewer.