Domestic Violence Legal Advocate
Job Details
Louisville Campus - Louisville, KY
Full Time
Bachelor's degree or Experience
$14.91 - $15.39 Hourly
First Shift

OVERVIEW: The DV Legal Advocate is responsible for providing case management to victims of domestic violence and their children or families; groups, individual counseling; local and agency advocacy; and referrals to assist clients towards the goal of self-sufficiency in Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer, Shelby, Oldham, Henry, and Trimble counties in Kentucky.



  • Provide community, school education and training.  Provide collaboration/liaison between agency, clients and community.  Provide support to volunteers and maintain link to Volunteer Manager.
  • Provide case management/counseling/ support services to victims of domestic violence.  Facilitate support groups for non-residential clients.  Provide crisis intervention by phone.  Attend DVO hearing/criminal court hearings with victims. 
  • Conduct client intake and walk-in counseling.  Provide follow-up services to on-going clients.
  • Maintain statistics, reports and administrative tasks in timely fashion.  Comply with State reporting of abuse and neglect.
  • Attend staff meetings, agency meetings, case reviews and assigned community meetings; assist in trainings as assigned; participate in on-call rotation as scheduled.  Successfully complete KDVA Level I Certification within first year of CWF employment and maintain certification for duration of employment with CWF, as appropriate.



Education: Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.



  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a driving record that meets CWF automobile insurance requirements.
  • Fluency in languages other than English are a plus.