Details: Salary range starts at 43k and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
120 Schermerhorn Street
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 improve public safety and reduce the use of jail and prison. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research on topics of justice reform and provides consulting services to criminal justice innovators.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to forge a new response to misdemeanor defendants in Kings County, New York. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is staffed by a team of court-based social workers, case managers, and resource coordinators. 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 defendant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking a Resource Coordinator. Reporting to the Supervising Resource Coordinator, the Resource Coordinator will facilitate the program referral process for pretrial release shortly before or after a defendant is arraigned. They will review all available information about each potentially eligible defendant to determine whether they are suitable for the program. Once participants are enrolled in the program, the Resource Coordinator will provide written and verbal updates to the court including defense attorneys, Assistant District Attorneys, and Judges on a regular basis. The Resource Coordinator is also responsible for providing court coverage to various Criminal and Supreme Court parts, including specialized court initiatives and conducting screenings and assessments for alternative to incarceration cases. The Resource Coordinator will also provide written and verbal compliance reports to the court and other court staff daily, and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Work with defense attorneys to identify participants who will likely have bail set at arraignments;
· Screen misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants at arraignments to determine risk level and program eligibility;
· Communicate with prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other court staff about eligible defendants’ suitability for programs;
· Recommend pretrial release of eligible potential program participants;
· Ensure that all defendants who are released to pretrial supervision are connected with a case manager;
· Provide written and verbal case updates to the court and other court staff as needed including compliance reporting;
· Serve as a liaison in the Brooklyn arraignment court parts, and all other court parts, to determine eligibility for all operating programs;
· Communicate with prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other court staff about eligible defendants’ suitability for the all programs;
· Complete intakes and screening for mandated defendants and assist with scheduling and rescheduling mandated defendants for both on and offsite groups and community service;
· Maintain appropriate client information in electronic databases and hard files, including court assessment, screening, and outcome information;
· Assist the Director of Court Operations and the Director of Pre-Trial Services with the development and implementation of new programs, protocols, initiatives, and/or interventions;
· Assist with data collection and management;
· Assist with toxicology testing and reporting;
· Provide weekend day and night arraignment coverage on a rotating basis.
· Attend required staff meetings and trainings;
· Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree required and at least one year of experience working in a criminal court setting and/or human service field. Professional demeanor and ability to communicate appropriately with judges and other court personnel required. Highly organized, excellent communication skills, and strong writing ability with the capacity to be detail-oriented within a fast-paced, dynamic environment highly desired. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Position Type: Full-time, rotating schedule of day (9:00am-5:00pm), night (4:00pm-1:00am), weekend (day and night) shifts, and some holidays.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
How to apply:
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample to:
Subject line: Supervised Release Resource Coordinator
Attn.: Amanda Levering, Pre-Trial Services Director
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Note: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Visit our website at www.courtinnovation.org.
The Center for Court Innovation is a project of the Fund for the City of New York.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.