Website 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT WINNEBAGO COUNTY
WAGES: $25.00/hr. (Grant Funded) HOURS: Full-time, Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
BENEFITS: IMRF Pension, Health and Life
The 17th Judicial Circuit Court is accepting applications for a Coordinator for the Domestic Violence Mentor Court
Technical Assistance Project and the Domestic Violence Assistance Center. The Coordinator is responsible for
overseeing the Domestic Violence Mentor Court grant award and related projects, including planning site visits and
responding to requests for technical assistance. The Coordinator will assist in the general operation and
management of the Domestic Violence Assistance Center. The Domestic Violence Assistance Center is an office in
the Winnebago County Courthouse that provides legal advocacy and assistance to survivors of domestic violence,
sexual assault, and stalking. The Coordinator will also provide administrative assistance related to the Domestic
Violence Coordinated Court, specifically related to grant reports, deliverables, and goals,
The Project Coordinator is a grant-funded position that reports directly to the Deputy Court Administrator and
works under the supervision of the Presiding Judge of the Domestic Violence and Family Division and Trial Court
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Domestic Violence Mentor Court Project:
• Serve as the liaison and main point of communication between the Domestic Violence Coordinated Court
(DVCC), Deputy Court Administrator, and those seeking information about the DV Court;
• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with those seeking to establish their own DV Court,
including assigned mentees and those seeking information;
• Plan and arrange travel related to site visits and project travel;
• Assist the Deputy Court Administrator and other DVCC Stakeholders in planning and implementing Open
Houses and other required project meetings and events;
• Gather and maintain data as required for grant reporting purposes;
• Participate in ongoing training and court mentoring projects as requested.
Domestic Violence Assistance Center:
• Oversight of the Winnebago County Domestic Violence Assistance Center (DVAC), including but not limited
to convening meetings of staff located at the DVAC; drafting and revising policies and procedures; and
implementing programs related to improving the response to survivors of domestic violence.
• Serve as the point of contact for the DVAC, and act as the Court’s liaison on domestic violence matters
related to the DVAC with the various departments and service providers involved in the Illinois court
system, including but not limited to the Office of the State’s Attorney, Circuit Clerk, other county, city and
state offices, Remedies Renewing Lives, and the Family Peace Center.
• Coordination of the DVAC Volunteer Program, a program that allows trained volunteers to assist with
reception and general DVAC duties.
• Assist with implementing Language Access Policies, Virtual Court Appearances, Self-Help Kiosks, and other
court-related technology needs.
• Promote and maintain a trauma-informed and welcoming space for survivors of domestic violence to seek
assistance with obtaining protective orders and for co-located service agency staff to provide these
• Assist with the collection and review of statistics and reporting on performance measurements.
• Collaborate with agencies located in the DVAC to provide on-site guidance and support to staff, primarily
related to courthouse and DVAC space, technology, services, scheduling, and case docket issues
• Other related duties as assigned by the Chief Judge, Presiding Judge of Domestic Violence Coordinating
Courts, Trial Court Administrator, and Deputy Court Administrator of DVCC.
All applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and must complete a 40-hour domestic violence training upon hire.
Travel within and out-of-state is required for the Domestic Violence Mentor Court project. On-site employment is
required for the DVAC Coordinator duties.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of the justice system or areas of family law;
• Knowledge related to the areas of domestic violence and/or sexual assault;
• Skilled in use of computer programs;
• Strong writing and verbal communication skills;
• Ability to perform tasks independently and increase subject matter knowledge through self-guided
• Ability to solve problems through use of creative and solution-focused approaches.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality related to court records and interaction with the judiciary, circuit
clerks, law enforcements, and community agencies.
GRANT FUNDING ADVISEMENT:
This position is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Funding for this position is awarded at least through September 30, 2024; however, continued funding may become
available based on program results. Acceptance of this position shall not be construed as a guarantee of employment
beyond the grant-funded period.
The selected applicant will be personally responsible for the payment of all fees and/or costs associated
with maintaining any professional licenses and/or continuing education requirements.
APPLICANTS SHOULD SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER ELECTRONICALLY TO:
Nicole Ticknor, Deputy Court Administrator
400 W. State St. Suite 215
Rockford, IL 61101
To apply for this job please visit illinois17th.com.