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Program Associate, Transformative Initiatives

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Center for Court Innovation
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Brownsville, NY
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Published 18 days ago

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 Brownsville Community Justice Center (BCJC or "Justice Center") seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system by providing much needed services to young people arrested in Brownsville. The aim is to provide the kind of support that young people need to become law abiding members of society. The ultimate goal is to reduce crime and the use of incarceration, while at the same time restoring local faith in the justice system.

The Brownsville Community Justice Center seeks a Program Associate, Transformative Initiatives to assist with the day-to-day operations and program oversight of the Youth Leadership Council and Youth Impact: Brownsville Keepers programs.  Reporting to the Coordinator, Transformative Initiatives, the Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the planning and execution of community healing activations, youth programs facilitation, and supporting youth-led restorative and transformative circle processes.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide support to the Center’s peer-led diversion programs that promote youth leadership through transformative justice best practices and peacemaking;
  • Support the recruitment, curriculum development and facilitation of the Brownsville Keepers (peer-led diversion program) and Youth Leadership Council programs (a youth-led healing justice initiative);
  • Manage assigned youth diversion programs, including comprehensive case management, referrals, court reporting, and maintaining relationships with referral sources such as criminal justice partners and schools;
  • Conduct intakes and assessments for Brownsville Keeper’s respondents and families;
  • Report outcomes and sanction compliance to referral sources;
  • Work closely with the Transformative Initiatives Coordinator to track data and maintain stated program outcomes, outputs, and grant reporting;
  • Support the planning and execution of community events, including but not limited to pop-up healing activations, community beautification initiatives and youth-led activations;
  • Serve as a liaison with community partners such as local schools, police precincts, community members, and social service agencies;
  • Support the Transformative Initiatives Coordinator with developing and facilitating staff and youth restorative and transformative justice circle trainings;
  • Actively maintain a work culture conducive to innovation and team building, including participation in cross departmental planning, recruitment, and event planning and execution;
  • Provide all services in a culturally competent manner that is responsive to the needs of at-risk youth;
  • Additional relevant tasks, as needed. 

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of experience working with youth. Experience with and knowledge of transformative justice and community healing preferred. Candidates must be comfortable working with youth and young adults and committed to place-based and community-based work. Familiarity with social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and twitter preferred. The ideal candidate will have a mature grasp of community organizing and relationship building techniques and demonstrate a commitment to social justice and anti-oppressive practices. Group facilitation experience and familiarity with the Central Brooklyn and/or Brownsville communities highly preferred. Additional qualifications include:

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously;
  • Friendly and personable attitude;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Strong team skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Computer skills for timely comprehensive tracking;
  • Ability to set and adhere to firm timelines; and
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. 

Compensation:  Salary range starts at $41,040 and is commensurate with experience. 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.

The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek 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.

As of September 9, 2021, all new hires are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for medical, disability or religious reasons by the Center’s Human Resources Department.

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.

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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…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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