The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission to combat injustice, strengthen communities and protect human dignity through legal representation, community partnerships, and education. NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission by providing civil legal services to crime victims pursuant to a federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant administered by the Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA).
Project Safety is a collaboration between the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (KCPAO) and civil legal aid providers in King County, including NJP, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, YWCA Sexual Violence Legal Services, and the Eastside Legal Assistance Program. Project Safety has created a direct relationship between KCPAO and the legal aid providers to accept referrals from the crime victim advocacy units within the KCPAO through on-site triage by a non-attorney navigator. Project Safety attorneys at NJP and other partner organizations provide crime victims: legal advice, limited assistance, and/or full representation, as appropriate. In addition, Project Safety attorneys provide education and technical support to the navigators and victim advocates to ensure that the legal needs of crime victims are holistically addressed, in a trauma-informed manner, so as to further their protection and safety during the course of prosecution or otherwise.
This position will be based in the NJP Seattle office and will coordinate with a navigator and advocates in the downtown courthouse, as well as other Project Safety partners. NJP also has two Project Safety attorneys based in Kent who coordinate with a navigator and advocates in South King County’s Regional Justice Center.
Salary DOE. Application deadline is June 27, 2018. Click here
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