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 by guiding justice innovators, nationally and internationally. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.
The Center for Court Innovation is seeking a Senior Social Worker to join a team of staff—including social workers, case managers, and a peer navigator—who work with defendants participating in the Manhattan Felony Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) Court. The ATI Court, which is led by Administrative Judge Ellen Biben, seeks to forge a new response to individuals charged with felonies by linking them to community-based social services. The Court is the first of its kind, providing an innovative model for other jurisdictions seeking to develop and implement meaningful post-conviction sentencing options for individuals facing felony charges.
Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Senior Social Worker will be part of a team that provides neutral, third-party assessments and case management services to the ATI Court. The Senior Social Worker will be responsible for conducting independent clinical assessments, providing referrals to community-based services, offering comprehensive clinical case management, and monitoring participant compliance. The Senior Social Worker will be primarily responsible for a caseload of high risk/need program participants. Additionally, in coordination with the Clinical Director, the Senior Social Worker will serve as the team’s training liaison to identify any internal training needs and to coordinate the delivery of such trainings to the staff; will help identify gaps in services and forge new partnerships with community-based providers to fill those needs; and, as the team expands, provide support and guidance to case managers and interns.
An essential and dynamic feature of the Senior Social Worker’s role will be close collaboration with key stakeholders. The Senior Social Worker will work regularly with the judge and court staff from New York County Supreme Court who oversee the Felony ATI Court, as well as with other stakeholders, including the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and New York City defense organizations. Court-based social work is an exciting, unique, and demanding area of practice, and the Senior Social Worker role involves navigating and constructively engaging with differing and, at times, competing stakeholder perspectives.
Manhattan Justice strongly encourages and seeks applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Position Location: Manhattan, NY
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 by guiding justice innovators, nationally and…
Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.
Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for…