Upstate Family Liaison, Office of Special Investigation
New York State Office of the Attorney General

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Post Date: Mar 25, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - Syracuse
Job Reference: OSI_SYR_FL_6166
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The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced social worker to serve as an Upstate Family Liaison, working closely with the Downstate Family Liaison, in the newly created Office of Special Investigation (OSI). In June 2020, the New York State Legislature passed legislation codifying and expanding the Governor’s previous Executive Order granting the OAG the jurisdiction to investigate and potentially prosecute incidents when a police officer or peace office causes the death of a person. The Upstate Family Liaison position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced felony and homicide prosecutors, legal support staff, and detective investigators who are working together to enhance transparency, strengthen public trust in the criminal justice system, and engage and collaborate with external stakeholders and partners.

The OAG provides services, referrals and support to victims of crimes and their families across many practice areas, including investigations into civilian deaths caused by law enforcement, civil proceedings against sex offenders, and in connection with civil rights, labor and charities investigations and other non-criminal matters. The Upstate Family Liaison is tasked with providing direct support to crime victims and their families who engage with the OAG, assisting them to access critical information, services and assistance. The Upstate Family Liaison is also expected to provide leadership and support within the OAG and across New York State on issues relating to crime victims and their families, including engaging in community outreach and education. The Upstate Family Liaison will be located in Syracuse and will report to the Bureau chief. Availability outside of normal business hours as well as for regular travel in the upstate region is required.

The primary role of the Upstate Family Liaison will include, but not be limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:
•        Division-wide: Serve as a resource to the Division of Criminal Justice, its Bureaus and employees for all matters related to crime victims and their families, such as the following:
---Support crime victims through direct interaction (as needed) and coordination of victim services;
---Provide appropriate referrals for necessary social services, such as counseling, treatment and support;
---Educate crime victims about the criminal justice system and support them when they engage in that system; and
---Train OAG staff to support and engage crime victims effectively.
•        Telephone Hotlines: Help to manage and staff the Crime Victim’s Inquiries and Sex Offender Management Bureau hotlines and provide the necessary resources and referrals to callers, as well as relay relevant details to attorneys and investigators.
•        Policy: Develop resources and policies to effectuate the OAG’s crime victim assistance goals and establish standard practices and procedures for all OAG relations with crime victims and their families.
•        Agency Liaison: Serve as the OAG’s contact for crime victim advocacy groups and other law enforcement crime victim organizations and departments including attending and representing the OAG at internal and external meetings and other events.
•        Community Outreach and Education: Implement the OAG’s programs designed to raise public awareness on matters of importance to crime victims and their families.

Applicants must have at least five (5) years of experience providing crime victim services at a non-profit organization or law enforcement/government agency. The selected candidate will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills; be highly organized; be able to work independently and as part of a team; knowledgeable about New York State’s criminal justice system; and be able to work effectively with constituents, community and advocacy groups, and other government agencies.


Applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2021, please visit
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
•        Cover Letter
•        Resume
•        List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses
•        Writing Sample
If you have questions please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

Contact Details
Name: Legal Recruitment
Address: 28 Liberty Street
City: New York
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10005
Country: United States
Ph: 212-416-8080