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Facilitator, Project Reset Brooklyn

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Center for Court Innovation | Brooklyn, NY

Center for Court Innovation

Published 29 days ago

Application Deadline

October 4, 2019


Salary range starts at $43,000 and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to justice innovators.

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to reengineer the experience of criminal court in Brooklyn, New York by providing judges and attorneys meaningful alternatives to bail, fines, and jail sentences. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is a team of social service providers, court-based resource coordinators, and others who seek to improve the quality of justice. By providing meaningful pre-trial supervised release and post-conviction sentencing options, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to use an arrest as a window of opportunity to change the direction of a participant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.

The Red Hook Community Justice Center is a neighborhood-based community court that seeks to respond constructively to crime and disorder, to prevent crime before it occurs and to strengthen the local quality of life. The Justice Center’s Peacemaking program resolves both conflicts in the community and active court cases using community-led peacemaking, a traditional Native American technique that focuses on healing the relationships and conflicts underlying a dispute. The Center’s Peacemaking program was the first tribal justice initiative successfully implemented in a state court setting.

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking a Facilitator for Project Reset. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Facilitator will lead psychoeducational groups and restorative justice-based circles for participants engaged in programming with Brooklyn Justice Initiatives and the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Restorative justice-based circles bring together people charged with misdemeanor offenses and volunteers from the community to discuss the impact of these crimes and how to make amends. By involving community members in the local administration of justice, circles aim to give voice to community concerns, build new social connections, and restore confidence in the justice system. The Facilitator will also provide one-on-one case management services to program participants. The Facilitator may also be called upon to provide general support needed for program and BJI operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate on-site group programming and restorative justice-based circles primarily at Brooklyn Justice Initiatives and the Red Hook Community Justice Center; and other Brooklyn-based sites, as needed;
  • Liaise with Red Hook Community Justice Center Peacemaking staff on scheduling and programming;
  • Provide case management services to program participants that address issues such as substance use, mental health, trauma, and educational and vocational needs;
  • Conduct follow up with program participants to provide additional voluntary referrals, if requested;
  • Coordinate with service providers to facilitate, follow-up, and assist participants with voluntary service referrals;
  • Assist with participant outreach and client intake, as needed;
  • Participate in the outreach and recruitment of community volunteers for circles for restorative justice-based programming;
  • Maintain appropriate client information in electronic databases and hard files;
  • Assist with preparing letters of program completion for participants;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of new programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
  • Assist with other Brooklyn Justice Initiatives and Red Hook Community Justice Center intakes, screenings, and other related tasks, as needed;
  • Assist with planning, identifying, and attending community and police precinct events (evenings and weekends) throughout Brooklyn - with Program Manager and Project Reset staff;
  • Participate in staff meetings, trainings, and site visits as needed;
  • Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ and Red Hook Community Justice Center’s events in evenings and on weekends, as needed;
  • Other relevant tasks, as necessary.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and group facilitation experience, preferably with court-involved population. Previous experience facilitating restorative justice-based programming, and/or a familiarity with principles of restorative justice, preferred. Knowledge of community-based resources throughout New York City preferred. Candidate must be a self-starter who can successfully be part of a diverse workforce and get things done in a fast-paced environment and possess a willingness to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel and on-site partner agencies. Additional requirements include: 

  • Bilingual (English-Spanish);
  • Experience conducting highly-engaging, substantive group programming;
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner;
  • Comfort working with adolescents and adults; 
  • Familiarity with the Brooklyn community; 

Position Type: Full-time; able to work nights and weekends.

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world. The Center creates operating…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English-Spanish)

Bilingual (English-Spanish)

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Brooklyn, NY

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