Capital University
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • 16.12
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance and free parking.

Capital University Law School is seeking candidates for a Domestic Violence Advocate in the Family Advocacy Clinic, Civil Protection Unit, at the Capital University Law School. The Domestic Violence Advocate position will provide support to the attorneys to assist victims of domestic violence by interviewing and counseling, client education, providing assistance with referrals and pertinent agency resources, assisting with document preparation, evidence procurement, court liaison and client follow up.


  • Perform in-depth interviews with the client beyond the scope of the legal case facts.
  • Perform crisis/trauma intervention by calming client to aid in completing legal process.
  • Distribute safety packets and educate the client about the cycle of domestic violence.
  • Counsel client according to specific client needs.
  • Make referrals to other agencies and contact on client's behalf, if necessary.
  • Create individualized safety plan for client, including immediate future and near future.
  • Discuss housing issues, follow up counseling, and shelter availability.
  • Assist attorneys with paperwork completion, interviewing, taking photos, collecting evidence as needed.
  • Attend court hearings with clients when appropriate and necessary.
  • Direct legal questions to the staff attorneys as needed.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • College graduate or candidate with experience working with victims of domestic violence and/or experience interviewing people in crisis.

This position is funded through a grant which runs through September 30, 2022 and is renewable one-year terms on an annual basis.

Effective August 27, 2021 - Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 3, 2022 or before the first day of employment, whichever is later. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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