The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (EBCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time position (35 hours/week).

The Court Advocate will work from the agency office at the Kent County Courthouse, providing direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including provision of support, information, referrals, and advocacy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide advocacy and support services to victims of interpersonal violence during court proceedings.
  • Assist victims in understanding court procedures related to both criminal cases and protective orders, working to ensure that victims receive appropriate consideration in court proceedings.
  • Assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in completing protective order application forms.

The Ideal Candidate 

The ideal candidate for this position has experience working with victims of interpersonal violence, an understanding of the Rhode Island courts and the criminal justice process, strong problem-solving and communication skills, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must have the ability to multitask and work independently in a stressful environment, and to remain non-judgmental and open-minded when working with victims
  • Must have the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries and confidentiality to ensure healthy working relationships
  • Must be able to establish positive, professional, and collaborative working relationships with court advocates, court personnel, and others, including but not limited to clerks, judges, attorneys, prosecutors, and other advocates


35 hours/week, 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent education/work experience

Application Process

  • Resume and cover letter by August 4, 2017
  • Initial interview with EBCC Manager of Advocacy Services
  • Reference check
  • Criminal background check

Send resume and cover letter via email to Gina Davis, Manager of Advocacy Services, at ginad@ebchouse.org.