Pretrial Associate - Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $33,000
Maximum: $39,000

Published

10/26/2018

Application Deadline

11/23/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Eager to Start a Career in Criminal Justice?

WORK FOR NYC'S PREMIER PRETRIAL SERVICE AGENCY!


THE OPPORTUNITY


Our work seeks to reduce jail overcrowding and unnecessary detention in New York City.  

The Pretrial Associate position supports the Agency’s efforts to process defendants for arraignment in a timely manner, using best practices in communication and collaborative working with other criminal justice stakeholders such as NYPD, Department of Correction and the Office of Court Administration.

Do you have an interest in contributing to the fair and respectful treatment of court-involved individuals?

Are you passionate about being an agent of change in the NYC Court System?

Are you fluent in Spanish & English and looking to use those skills to help people understand the process? 

Join our team of Pretrial Associates and launch your career as a criminal justice professional!


In partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Criminal Justice Agency, (CJA) is New York City’s main pretrial services agency, combining operations, demonstration projects, and research under one roof. CJA provides pretrial services to the courts and about 250,000 persons arrested annually in New York City. CJA’s primary operation consists of screening criminal defendants arrested within the five boroughs of the City for pre-trial release. CJA operates 24 hours a day, conducting release interviews in police department detention facilities throughout the city. 


SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interview defendants in secure detention facilities (Central Booking), and court locations in all boroughs to determine community ties and recommendations for release
  • Help Court involved individual and their families with information about arraignment court procedures and processes
  • Explain bail payment procedures and assist surities with the bail payment process.
  • Provide information to individuals who have missed court dates to facilitate their return to court, and avoid re-arrest.
  • Provide arraignment court judges with information used to assist them in making recommendations for release.

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS

  • Excellent communicator with the ability to work with people of diverse social, cultural, ethnic and educational backgrounds.
  • Resourceful, critical thinker with the ability to work collaboratively with peers and stakeholders to solve problems
  • Detail oriented and focused on goals and mission 
  • Adaptable to change in workflow, processes or environment

Benefits

This is a great entry level opportunity, with paid on-the-job training, 4 weeks' vacation, union medical, dental and vision benefits, tuition assistance, transportation benefits, and retirement savings plan.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual-Spanish/English speaking only 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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