Manager, CVAP

Safe Horizon in Brooklyn

Job Description

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.

Our Mission:

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.


The Crime Victim Advocate Program (CVAP) is a joint program of Safe Horizon and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) that will assign advocates to every police precinct and Police Service Area (PSA) citywide.

The Safe Horizon CVAP manager will provide supervision for approximately eight crime victim and domestic violence victim advocates working in approximately four precincts. The manager will develop relationships with precinct personnel and meet with them on a regular basis to ensure the precincts ‘and the community’s needs are being met.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Hire advocates to work in precincts and PSAs;
  • Ensure advocates are bilingual and bi-cultural as needed to meet individual precinct/community linguistic needs;
  • Oversee training of advocates to ensure they have skills and knowledge to work with all victims of crime;
  • Conduct regular visits to precincts and PSAs;
  • Provide ongoing and regular individual and group supervision to address cases, professional development, vicarious trauma and self-care;
  • Conduct observations of advocates’ work with victims and provide relevant feedback;
  • Provide support to advocates as they intervene in difficult cases;
  • Monitor contractual obligations;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with precinct level supervisors;
  • Meet with NYPD personnel on a regular and as needed basis;
  • Plan and hold quarterly meetings with advocates and precinct personnel;
  • Conduct training with police officers;
  • Conduct community presentations on relevant victimization issues and dynamics;
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures;
  • Represent the program to outside agencies and at public forums in the precinct and PSA communities;
  • Prepare various reports and statistical data; and
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skill
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, be assertive and well organized
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently
  • Understanding of victims’ needs and resources available


  • Master’s degree in social work or related field or equivalent training and experience


  • A minimum of two years’ experience in crime victim service delivery, or other relevant experience
  • A minimum of two years of management experience
  • Knowledge of the police and criminal justice system helpful


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility in hours to ensure availability for staff working evenings


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