In the Division of Criminal Justice, this class is accountable for representing the interests of the state in the most complex juvenile proceedings; may supervise office operations.
Works under the limited supervision of a State's Attorney, Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney or employee of higher grade.
May supervise staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In Juvenile Matters, prepares and presents all matters to the court at one or more Juvenile Matters locations; reviews police referrals and complaints for legal sufficiency relative to alleged delinquent acts; drafts charge for delinquencies and Family With Service Needs petitions; may supervise the office operations; may schedule, assign, oversee, and review the work of staff; may provide staff training and assistance; confers with juvenile probation staff with regard to procedural matters, case processing, and the enforcement of court orders; supervises the preparation of delinquent petitions; conducts pre-trial interviews with alleged offenders and defense counsel; prepares cases for judicial processing; locates and interviews victims and witnesses; advises victims of crimes as to their rights and directs them to appropriate supportive agencies; secures evidence and inspects appropriate supportive agencies; secures evidence and inspects crime scenes; initiates and conducts legal research; presents cases in court before a judge; represents the state in motion hearings, plea hearings, and disposition hearings in juvenile matters; reviews warrants in juvenile matters and presents to judge for signature; maintains liaison with and functions as a resource to state and local police agencies; represents the state in juvenile proceedings; participates in training programs for law enforcement professionals; presents juvenile matters for transfer to the adult criminal court; prepares and argues appeals before the Appellate or Supreme Court; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of criminal law and legal process, legal principles and practice; considerable knowledge of the juvenile justice system; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable negotiating skills; considerable ability to analyze legal problems, present statements of fact, law and argument; ability to write legal briefs and supporting documentation; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Membership in the Connecticut Bar and residency in the State of Connecticut.
Incumbents may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(54)-CT ASSOC PROSECUTORS
This replaces the same specification of DCJ Juvenile Prosecutor in Salary Group CJ 26 approved effective July 1, 1996. (Revision of specification and change in salary group) 1322A 9/30/99 nv