CAASE envisions a community free from all forms of sexual exploitation, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade. CAASE addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or support sexual exploitation. Our work includes prevention, policy reform, community engagement, and legal services.
Social and institutional systems do not adequately serve survivors of sexual violation. Sexual violation disproportionately harms people from marginalized communities, including girls and women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, people living in poverty, and immigrants and undocumented people. To best support survivors, CAASE confronts the inequities that fuel or intersect with sexual harm. Our dedication to this work is reflected in our values.
CAASE does not discriminate against job applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, age, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military services. CAASE supports a person’s full access to reproductive health information and services.
CAASE’s Legal Program utilizes legal representation of survivors of sexual assault and exploitation through prostitution to further the organization’s mission to end sexual exploitation. CAASE’s direct legal services include advocacy within the context of the criminal justice system, civil legal representation using a variety of civil laws specific to Illinois and related to sexual assault and prostitution, and protection of the panoply of other legal rights that victims have in the context of their schooling, their workplace, and their housing. CAASE does not engage in family law or criminal defense work.
The Paralegal serves as the primary administrative and clerical support for the CAASE Legal Program. The Paralegal manages the legal program’s general office administration, including greeting visitors, answering phones, maintaining program files and case management database, and assisting with correspondence. The associate works directly with the CAASE Senior Paralegal in completing intakes of potential clients and assisting CAASE staff attorneys with administrative legal and client matters.
Work closely with the Legal Director and Senior Paralegal to support CAASE’s direct legal representation of survivors of sexual assault and exploitation, primarily through the following administrative and clerical duties:
Status: Full time, non-exempt.
Reports to: Senior Paralegal
This position will be funded as part of CAASE’s work on the Victims’ Rights Enforcement Project. The Victims’ Rights Enforcement Project–also known as Rights In Systems Enforced Project (“RISE Project”) is a project of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI). Funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), award number 2018-V3-GX-K018, the RISE Project is funding six legal Clinics to provide crime victims with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their rights throughout criminal justice processes, increase awareness of victims’ rights and increase victim access to no cost legal services through an expanded body of attorneys knowledgeable about rights assertion and enforcement in criminal trial and appellate courts.
CAASE envisions a community free from all forms of sexual exploitation, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade. CAASE addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate…
CAASE provides a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, and life insurance as well as 401k contributions and generous paid time off. Salary mid-forties, negotiable depending on experience.
CAASE provides a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, and life insurance as well as 401k contributions and generous paid time off. Salary mid-forties…
How to Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a substantive cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to email@example.com or by mail at CAASE, ATTN: HR, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1818, Chicago, IL 60601. No phone calls please.
How to Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a substantive cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at…