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 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 (BJI) is seeking a Supervising Case Manager. Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, the Supervising Case Manager will work under the Alternative-to-Incarceration (ATI) Program, which includes the Young Adult Court, Adult- ATI, Felony- ATI, Human Trafficking Intervention Court, and Early Diversion. The Supervising Case Manager will be responsible for providing weekly supervision to a team of case managers, intake specialists, and interns, monitoring a caseload of participants, auditing participants tracked through internal case management systems, oversee intake operations, and providing administrative support to ATI management and senior management.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide operational support and weekly supervision to a team of case managers, intake specialists, and interns within the ATI department;
- Provide comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services to young adult and adult participants (and, where appropriate, their families) that address issues such as substance use, mental health, trauma, domestic violence, housing, and educational/vocational needs;
- Provide case management and individual counseling services to a caseload of short- and long-term court mandated participants;
- Complete intakes of Early Diversion, Supervised Release, and Alternative to Incarceration participants;
- Work with the management staff to ensure coverage of ATI intake operations and support of other BJI programs;
- Make appropriate referrals to community-based organizations for additional services;
- Facilitate coordinated service delivery for virtual supportive resources, on-site agencies and community-based agencies;
- Facilitate, schedule, and monitor on-site and virtual psychoeducational groups;
- Carry a caseload of active participants and perform necessary case management responsibilities, as needed;
- Ensure that staff maintain appropriate and up-to-date participant information in an electronic database to ensure that programming is effective, performance measures are met, and services have the desired outcomes;
- Ensure thorough and accurate documentation and reporting on progress and compliance of mandated participants to court stakeholders;
- Work collaboratively with managerial staff of other departments to ensure continuity and quality of services;
- Assist the Supervised Release Program in the development, collaboration, and implementation of program initiatives, as needed;
- Liaise with community-based providers regarding programming and compliance;
- Establish and maintain linkages with community partners who can provide age-appropriate interventions and services to court-involved individuals;
- Oversee daily case assignments for ATI staff;
- Participate in trainings and attend staff meetings;
- Provide ATI staff with professional development, training opportunities, and management support, as needed;
- Collaborate closely with managers across other departments and teams at BJI;
- Assist with data collection and grant writing, as needed;
- Frequently audit caseloads for case management staff within the ATI team for quality assurance and accurate documentation;
- Assist ATI management with the development and implementation of new programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
- Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed;
- Assist with other Brooklyn Justice Initiatives intakes, screenings, and other related tasks, as needed.
- The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree with three years of experience in the criminal justice field. Supervisory experience preferred.
- Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
- Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel and on-site partner agencies in a high-pressure/fast paced work environment. Court-based clinical 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.
- Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, adolescent development, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches preferred.
- Candidates must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally- responsive manner. Candidates must also be comfortable working with adolescents, adults, and families.
- Highly organized, excellent time management skills, and strong writing ability required. Must be detail oriented with strong time management and organizational skills.