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VISTA Member (AmeriCorps) - Community Partnerships

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Office of the Appellate Defender | New York, NY
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Office of the Appellate Defender


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August 24, 2020
August 17, 2020

The Office of the Appellate Defender seeks a one-year VISTA member to strengthen OAD’s partnerships with community stakeholders in New York City. 

The VISTA member will work to ensure that the office has a meaningful understanding of the ways in which criminal laws and policies impact its individual clients, their families and their communities. The VISTA member will also build OAD’s capacity to share critical and current information that will ease the trying process of navigating the criminal legal system. Thus, the VISTA member will improve OAD’s ability to provide truly holistic appellate defense representation -- not only by identifying resources relevant to our clients’ most basic but as yet unmet needs during and after incarceration, but also by creating and cementing connections between OAD and impacted communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a community map of partners, peers, and stakeholder groups who are invested in OAD’s mission to provide high-quality, client-centered representation for poor people convicted of felonies.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with local grassroots and grasstops organizations, with an emphasis on creating effective and meaningful dialogue with communities directly impacted by New York’s criminal justice system and mass incarceration.
  • Work with Client Service Director to assist clients during the reentry process by conducting site visits and meetings with key partnership organizations.
  • Assist with creating informational and substantive materials that will be useful for sharing with clients and their communities, with partner agencies, and on social media.
  • Plan and develop training events and guides for OAD staff to effectively integrate community resources and partnerships in the appellate defense docket.
  • Attend trainings sponsored by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of racial and social justice that affect people who are or have been incarcerated and their connected communities.
  • Outstanding communication and listening skills, in both one-on-one and group settings, with people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Strong belief in the value and importance of communication with and respect for clients.
  • Ability to work and write both collaboratively and independently.
  • Familiarity with neighborhoods in the counties of New York and the Bronx.
  • Experience with organizing and empowering marginalized communities preferred.

The Office of the Appellate Defender seeks a one-year VISTA member to strengthen OAD’s partnerships with community stakeholders in New York City. 

The VISTA member will work to ensure that the office has a meaningful understanding of the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

For information about the NLADA/VISTA stipend, please visit the following CNCS Vista websites: 

CNCS/AmeriCorps VISTA website: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista

AmeriCorps VISTA stipends: approximately $1800/month: https://www.vistacampus.gov/sites/vistacampus/files/living_allowance_rates.pdf

For information about the NLADA/VISTA stipend, please visit the following CNCS Vista websites: 

CNCS/AmeriCorps VISTA website: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps…

How to Apply

Please submit an application on the AmeriCorps website by August 17, 2020, for the listing “NLADA Community Public Defense VISTA - NYC, OAD”. 

Please submit an application on the AmeriCorps website by August 17, 2020, for the listing “NLADA Community Public Defense VISTA - NYC, OAD”. 

Location

11 Park Place, Suite 1601, New York, NY 10007

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