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.
Neighborhood Safety Initiatives (NSI; initiative) is a resident-driven, community organizing initiative in partnership with the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP). Underway since 2014, MAP is a comprehensive strategy to enhance public safety and strengthen community well-being in 15 public housing developments across New York City. The initiative aims to enhance safety and overall quality of life by strengthening collaboration and capacity among public housing residents and with community and city partners. Since 2016, citywide meetings have been convened to share information and data, facilitate community engagement to identify neighborhood priorities, enhance the quality of life and spur collaboration and accountability among city agencies and local stakeholders.
NSI advances the advocacy process by working with communities to convene local stakeholder groups that inform MAP’s strategies. Stakeholder team activities include collaboratively identifying community conditions, prioritizing local initiatives, accessing and analyzing data, identifying and leveraging resources, and improving resident capacity through training. Stakeholder teams work with NSI staff to implement participatory placekeeping projects and policy recommendations that address structural racism and local concerns and enhance public safety, reduce victimization, promote healing and improve well-being. The initiative’s overarching goal is to build community agency in policy change within a social, racial and spatial justice framework.
Neighborhood Safety Initiatives is seeking to hire a temporary, part-time Supervisor, Mentorship Program from July 2021 - September 2021, to provide both supervisory and managerial support to stipend-based mentors (5) for a new pilot sports-mentorship program located at Dr. Green Playground, in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, titled “B LIT: Sports & Mentorship Summer Programming”. The supervisor will support both the Brownsville and Van Dyke Houses Neighborhood Stat (NSTAT) team under the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP).
Reporting to the Associate Director, Neighborhood Safety Initiatives (NSI), the Supervisor, Mentorship Program will provide supervisory support to Van Dyke and Brownsville Houses through supporting the implementation and day-to-day logistics of Brownsville Houses’ B LIT: Sports & Mentorship Programming by providing supervisory support to (5) mentors, conducting street canvassing of the Brownsville community, working closely with the Associate Director to plan and support community-wide events and action plan events for the Brownsville community, and other tasks as necessary.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a high school diploma and 3-5 years of professional work experience preferred. Experience working with youth is preferred. Must have in-depth knowledge of Brownsville community and both Brownsville and Van Dyke Houses as well as knowledge of current Brownsville youth and youth networks. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to working toward positive community change. Applicants with prior criminal justice system involvement are encouraged to apply.
Position Type: Part-time (20 hours per month), temporary (July 1 – September 15, 2021). Some evening/weekend hours are required.
Compensation: Hourly rate starts at $25/hour and is commensurate with experience.
Location: Brownsville Community Justice Center
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…