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 reengineer 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 Community Engagement Specialist. Reporting to the Community Affairs Manager, the Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for supporting participants enrolled in alternative to detention and incarceration programming and will assist in implementing various community engagement initiatives. The Community Engagement Specialist will also engage clients within their communities through escorting clients to appointments at community-based agencies, coordinating the retrieval of property, court accompaniment and conducting home visits.
Individuals who are formerly incarcerated or have other experience in the criminal justice system are particularly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma with two years of work experience in a related area or exceptional life experiences that qualify them for the position.
Position Type: Full-time, some nights and weekends, as needed.
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…