Victim Assistance Specialists will empower crime victims to regain control, navigate options, and take next steps by providing confidential resources and referrals by phone, chat, and text message.
Individuals who work for the Victim Connect Resource Center are passionate about serving victims and advocating for victim rights.
You will be primarily responsible for answering the phone, chat, and text helplines when crime victims reach out for support.
And what’s more frightening than not knowing when your 13-year old keyed LMIRL in a chat room, it meant “Let’s meet in real life? Here’s the Rosetta Stone of texting/chatting/emailing. A comprehensive guide to acronyms, abbreviations, phrases and lingo to look for on your kid’s phone or computer.
This role is not neatly packaged or defined; you should expect it to change and evolve during your time at the National Center.
Texting, instant messaging and chat rooms use a strange, new language that’s filled with abbreviations and acronyms designed to quickly communicate and easily disguise a myriad of sex and drug terminology. Some of the abbreviations and acronyms have been created so that kids can continue their conversation with friends while a parent is watching over their shoulder, confident the old folks are clueless.
They engage in continuous learning by keeping up to date with best practices and services available to victims.
They believe in creating positive and lasting impact.