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.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives (BJI) seeks to re-engineer the experience of criminal court in Brooklyn, New York by providing judges and attorneys meaningful alternatives to bail, fines, and jail sentences. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is a team of social service providers, court-based resource coordinators, and others who seek to improve the quality of justice. 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 participant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking a Clinical Director for the Alternative-to-Incarceration (ATI) Program, which includes the Young Adult Court, Adult- ATI, Felony- ATI, Human Trafficking Intervention Court, Pre-arraignment Diversion, and the Behavioral Health Unit. Reporting to the Deputy Project Director, the Clinical Director is responsible for leading a team of clinical staff who provide assessments, referrals to community-based providers, onsite psychoeducational groups, restorative justice circles, trauma-informed case management, and compliance monitoring for participants with active misdemeanor and felony cases. The Clinical Director will provide oversight into clinical operations through supervision of clinical staff, programming and service delivery, project specific policies and procedures, data collection, and provide administrative support to senior management.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an LCSW with at least 6 years of relevant supervisory experience, including 3-4 years of experience in a court or criminal justice setting. Familiarity with programs and related community resources regarding housing instability, drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, adolescent development, and/or experience with trauma-informed and strength-based approaches is preferred. Candidates will have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent and culturally-humble manner. The ideal candidate must be a skilled communicator who can work professionally and collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, and must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of judges, court personnel, and partner agencies in a high-pressure and fast-paced work environment. Court-based social work is an incredibly unique and demanding area of practice, and candidates must be open to constructive engagement with differing and, at times, competing perspectives. Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication and writing skills are required. SIFI certified or eligible preferred.
Position Type: Full-time, weekend and evening hours required as needed for BJI operations
Location: Brooklyn, 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…
Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.