Program Manager, Justice Initiatives

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline:



50 Belmont Avenue
New York
United States


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.

The Brownsville Community Justice Center seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building multiple 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 restoring local faith in the justice system.

The Brownsville Community Justice Center is seeking a Program Manager to oversee the Justice Initiatives team including restorative justice initiatives, diversion, alternative to incarceration, supervised release, and the Housing Resource Center. Reporting to Director of Operations, the Program Manager will be responsible for program operations, systems development, and administrative management across program areas.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Supervise Justice Initiatives department, including program planning, systems implementation, service delivery, and grant reporting 

·        Oversee restorative justice initiatives and projects

·        Provide clinical supervision to a team of case management and court operations staff

·        Work closely with the Director of Operations on strategic planning and program development

·        Assist with grant writing and fund raising

·        Oversee grant implementation, ensuring all reporting requirements and deliverables are met

·        Manage diversion, alternative to incarceration, and supervised release programs, including referrals, court reporting, and maintaining relationships with criminal justice partners;

·        Supervise the staff and interns for the housing resource center program and ensure all deliverables are met;

·        Routinely meet with community stakeholders and partner agencies to provide updates and troubleshoot issues

·        Represent the Justice Center at community events and meetings 

·        Assist the Director of Operations with the implementation of new programs, initiatives, and projects

Qualifications: This demanding position requires a creative, highly organized, aggressive self-starter who can things done in a high-paced environment. Candidates must be comfortable navigating interdisciplinary settings and must be willing to roll up their sleeves and be actively involved in day-to-day operations.

·        Master’s Degree in social work, public policy, or related field with at least two years of relevant program administration experience

·        Candidate must have at least 2 years of experience with justice involved populations

·        In depth knowledge of and experience with restorative practices

·        In depth knowledge of strengths based practices, and trauma informed approaches

·        Experience with anti-violence program development strongly preferred

·        Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

·        Excellent communication skills

·        Ability to facilitate and effectively manage team projects and initiatives

·        Ability to set and adhere to firm timelines

·        Excellent organizational and administrative skills

·        Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of community stakeholders and partner agencies

·        Candidates must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent manner.

·        Candidates must be committed to community based work.

·        Candidates must be comfortable working with youth and adults

·        In depth knowledge of and familiarity with the Brownsville, Brooklyn community

·        Commitment to social justice and anti-oppressive practices

·        Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

How to apply: 

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

    Subject line: Program Manager, Justice Initiatives Search

    Attn.: Erika McSwain

Brownsville Community Justice Center

50 Belmont Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11212

Fax (212) 952-2774


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.


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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.