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Desiree Decker

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101 E. Elms Rd. #112, Killeen, Texas, 76542, United States

(C) 254-423-3391,

Objective

My goalin this company is to utilize my education and professional experience in a position that allows me to work with families providing support, community resources and education


Work Experience

Victim Advocate (02/05/1997 – 10/30/2001)

Battered Women’s Program and Sexual Assault Intervention Project provide bilingual victim advocacy services to women, children, and men who had been affected by domestic and or sexual abuse.

Last Employer: Migrant Health Services/Violence Intervention Project

Contact Person: Lety Sanchez/1-800-342-7756

Responsibilities: Advocacy services involved shelter assistance, transportation assistance, access to counseling, support services, and referrals to community organizations. Advocacy coordinate with legal systems in order to obtain Orders for Protection and assist with court advocacy. As well as doing supervised visitation with parents of children placed in foster care. Answered crisis line calls,supported callers.Provided domestic violence education, safety planning, information, resources and support to domestic violence victims in the community,Prepared monthly In-Kind reports

Accomplishments: Attended many seminars,and am a member of VAWA(Violence Against Women Act) became very efficient and knowledgeable with the state laws and statutes.

Education

Establishment: Allied American University

Degree: Certificate of Sciences in Criminal Justice

Education Period: 05/04/2009 - 01/29/2010

Average Grade: 3.85 GPA

Details: My goal in accomplishing this certificate and working towards my CJ Degree is to be a crime victims advocate and to be the best at what I do for myself as well as the clients I will work with.

Skills

Ability to perform job duties with a high degree of initiative. Strong knowledge of the criminal justice and victim services . Provide information and contacts with and about local and area resources for referral. Able to work with diverse ethnic, cultural and bilingual communities. Able to multi-task,Strong written and verbal skills. Able to make calls and speak to judges, as well as, communicating information and answering questions asked by individuals and families

Computer Skills: Efficient with word processing, data base, email,fax, windows application capabilities.

Foreign Language Skills: Excellent reading and writing skills in both English and Spanish.

Interests

I am very active within  my community. Enjoy helping others. Do most work online. I also enjoy spending time with the family when we can. Devout Christian with strong morals and principles. I love people overall have a very open mind and caring heart. Enjoy music,traveling, and learning.