Program Associate, Gender and Family Justice

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary range starts at $38,000. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline



520 8th Avenue
New York
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.

For more than two decades, the Gender and Family Justice Department have worked to improve the ways in which the justice system responds to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Through its work in New York State helping to create the Integrated Domestic Violence Court model, the program combines lessons learned at the local level with the latest research to deliver community-led, data-driven support and expertise to jurisdictions nationwide.

The Gender and Family Justice Department is seeking an Associate. Reporting to the Managing Director and the Director of Gender and Justice Initiatives, the Associate will support a wide range of domestic violence court projects and provide assistance to jurisdictions that are interested in enhancing their civil and criminal justice response to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The Program Associate will gain exposure to both local and national policies that shape justice agencies’ response to gender-based violence.

The Associate will also support the Child Witness Materials Development Project, which seeks to create a package of interactive support materials for children, teens, their caregivers, and the justice system practitioners who work with them. The purpose of these materials is to facilitate the provision of effective, developmentally appropriate court support to children involved in state, federal, and tribal court settings in criminal and civil cases. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the coordination of the Center’s National Technical Assistance projects and other national and statewide court planning and training initiatives;
  • Support the administrative needs of the Gender and Family Justice team;
  • Respond to information requests from court and other justice agency personnel;
  • Conduct site visits of specialized domestic violence courts;
  • Prepare materials for and conduct presentations and trainings;
  • Assist with organizing conferences and in-person and virtual meetings;
  • Assist with preparation of grants and grant reports;
  • Assist with completing grant needs assessments;
  • Coordinate interviews and focus groups and compile the resulting data.

  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a BA (required) and one-two years (preferred) in a related area, preferably experience working with domestic violence, violence against women, and/or experience or interest in work that supports children who participate in the criminal and civil justice systems as victims and witnesses. 
  •  Excellent written skills are a must. Candidate must be skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Occasional travel will be required. 
  • The ideal candidate will be an energetic, well-organized, and experienced professional that can aid the department in its efforts to provide expert assistance to jurisdictions across the U.S. and internationally.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to apply: 

Send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to:

Subject line: Associate, Gender and Family Justice

Center for Court Innovation

520 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10018


Note: 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.

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.