Coordinator, Early Diversion Programs

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Center for Court Innovation
Staten Island, NY
Published 29 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 Staten Island Justice Center ("Justice Center;" SIJC) offers an array of programming for both youth and adults in Staten Island, focusing on engaging those with current or past justice involvement.  The Justice Center provides judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys with alternative community sentencing options that hold individuals accountable in a way that is meaningful, proportionate, and restorative.  The goal is to provide participants with individual and group services that help them to avoid future contact with the justice system and promote swift case resolutions that bolster public confidence in justice.

Project Reset Staten Island is a pre-arraignment diversion program that seeks to forge a new response to low-level offending that is proportionate, effective, and humane. Project Reset seeks to hold people accountable for their actions while avoiding the use of incarceration and the potential harms associated with the traditional criminal justice process. The goal is to restore confidence in justice and bolster the legitimacy of law enforcement in the eyes of the public, helping to mend relations between the community and the justice system.

The Staten Island Justice Center is seeking a Coordinator, Early Diversion Programs. Reporting to the Director of Court Operations, the Coordinator will oversee the project’s day-to-day operations, programming, and reporting. The Coordinator, along with the rest of the Project Reset team, will work to identify appropriate partnerships and referrals sources for additional voluntary services and assist in building and strengthening stakeholder relationships.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Project Reset Staten Island daily operations; including outreach, intake, scheduling, use of program space, and completion;
  • Supervise and support Project Reset staff;
  • Facilitate on-site groups to Project Reset participants;
  • Provide referrals to participants, as needed, to help address issues such as substance use, mental health, trauma, domestic violence, housing, and vocational needs;
  • Work with the Director of Court Operations to monitor project performance and identify areas for improvement in all aspects of the project;
  • Produce written reports outlining program outcomes, accomplishments and challenges;
  • Work closely with Justice Center senior staff to ensure policies and procedures are consistent with the rest of Staten Island Justice Center operations;
  • Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and off-site visits;
  • Participate and coordinate evening and weekend community meetings, events and programming, when necessary;
  • Assist with Staten Island Justice Center intakes and screenings;
  • Attend and assist with the Staten Island Justice Center’s events after hours, as needed;
  • Additional relevant tasks, as needed. 

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience with at least 2 years of relevant program coordination experience. Management experience, including supervising and supporting credible messengers, preferred. Candidate will have an interest and ability to work effectively in a highly-entrepreneurial, dynamic environment. Excellent writing skills and experience managing client enrollment and participation databases required. Professional experience teaching, or facilitating highly engaging, group programming and expertise in managing sophisticated operations or logistics, is strongly preferred. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner is a must. Comfortable working with adolescents and adults. Willingness to work collaboratively with a variety of justice system personnel, partner agencies such as the NYPD. Candidates must be open to constructive engagement with other professionals who have differing and, at times, competing perspectives. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

Position Type:  Full-time. Must be able to work nights or weekends, as needed.

Compensation:  Salary range starts at $50,000 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.

Location:  Staten Island, NY

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 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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Staten Island, NY 10301, US

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