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 reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to justice innovators.
The Brownsville Community Justice Center (BCJC; Justice Center) seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system by providing much needed services to young people arrested in Brownsville. The aim is to provide the kind of support that young people need to become law abiding members of society. The ultimate goal is to reduce crime and the use of incarceration, while at the same time restoring local faith in the justice system.
The Justice Center seeks a Program Manager to oversee its Justice Initiatives programs including diversion, community service, and Housing Resource Center programs. Reporting to the Project Director, the Program Manager will assist with the coordination the Justice Center’s Mobility out of Poverty core strategies: interest based programming; restorative and transformative justice; youth workforce development; and placemaking strategies.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Work with the Justice Center's Project Director to build and maintain relationships with city agencies, local service providers and program partners, including law enforcement, faith leaders, stakeholders and community-based organizations to identify neighborhood resources;
- Manage and maintain the Justice Initiatives department’s strategic planning, projects, programs, assessments, and databases to analyze and evaluate impact ensuring alignment with the Justice Center’s public safety and mobility out of poverty core strategies;
- Manage internal audits, quarterly grant progress reports and other program reports as needed to ensure compliance of grant deliverables. Includes reporting successes and challenges to Project Director regularly;
- Supervise and train staff and subcontractors who support project/program planning and implementation;
- Model and implement creative problem solving and a system of positive community engagement techniques through case conferences, group facilitation, programming and effective youth development practices;
- Participate in and facilitate team meetings (and trainings) to ensure coordination and appropriate work flow across supervisees;
- Attend community meetings (CB16, Precinct Clergy and Precinct Council, PSA2, Tenant Association, and other public community events or meetings) on a regular basis, while promoting BCJC programming;
- Participate in all administration/management meetings and ensure that project objectives are communicated to the Project Director;
- Work closely with the Justice Center's Community Initiatives and Placemaking Initiatives teams to provide updates, troubleshoot, and execute identified programmatic, civic, and community public safety projects;
- Develop, enhance, and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including community partners, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, Department of Probation, ACS, court staff, and other referring criminal justice agencies;
- Oversee intake, scheduling, and case assignment processes;
- Provide case management and group facilitation services, including maintaining a case-load of clients as needed;
- Manage the development, tracking, and monitoring of compliance with mandated programming;
- Oversee coordination of written and verbal compliance updates to the court and other stakeholders;
- Oversee and update proper data collection and management systems including managing appropriate client information in electronic databases and hard files, thorough and accurate recording and reporting on progress and compliance of mandated clients, and assisting with administrative responsibilities;
- Develop, coordinate and oversee new aftercare programming for youth leaving placement;
- Manage and supervise the Justice Center’s Housing Resource Center and its accompanying deliverables, reporting requirements, and database;
- Manage and supervise the Justice Center’s Community Service and Special Projects team including the identification of project sites, community service management project planning and implementation, documenting results (trackers, photos, reports);
- Develop and maintain community partnerships and coordinate community benefit opportunities;
- Actively maintain a work culture conducive to innovation and team building;
- Provide all services in a culturally competent manner that is responsive to the needs of at risk youth;
- Additional relevant tasks, as needed.
- Bachelor's degree required but graduate-level degree preferred with at least 3 years of managerial or leadership experience required;
- Experience working closely with delinquent, court- involved youth and families;
- Mature grasp of community organizing and relationship building techniques;
- Strong team skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment;
- Strong administrative and computer skills for timely comprehensive tracking;
- Familiarity with the Central Brooklyn and/or Brownsville communities preferred.
Position Type: Full-time, 10am-6pm, some night and weekends.