In the United States, over 5 million people go to jail every year and nearly 40% are living in extreme poverty. Once a low-income person is arrested and even before a verdict is reached, that criminal legal system contact can devastate the rest of their life.
Partners for Justice works to disrupt this cycle by helping clients get out of jail and fighting the extra-judicial penalties of arrest that disproportionately impact the poor and people of color. Our teams of client advocates are embedded within Public Defender offices, where they can reach the people most vulnerable to the criminal legal system. They also help stabilize clients’ lives beyond their legal involvement by connecting them with supportive social services. Since our launch in 2018, PFJ has grown rapidly and we now support five jurisdictions across the country, reaching more than 2,500 clients per year.
At a national level, PFJ focuses on recruiting and training Client Advocates, building relationships with Public Defenders, and ongoing coaching and support to Advocate teams and their offices. This work is critical to ensure that PFJ Advocates have the right skills, support, and community to fight on behalf of their clients. With PFJ’s rapid growth, we are expanding our national team and seeking a Regional Director to work directly with Advocates and our Public Defender partners in California. This person will be PFJ’s primary point of contact with a portfolio of partner offices and their Advocate teams, playing a crucial role in creating robust holistic services for PFJ clients. The Regional Director will also help drive our growth in California, seeking out and developing new partnerships and resources to support PFJ's work.
People with lived experiences that would resonate with PFJ’s clients are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.
Requirements for this role include:
In addition to these requirements, desired skills or experience include:
PFJ's national team members should also model the qualities we look for in outstanding client advocates:
Compensation and other perks
The salary for this position is competitive with other non-profit organizations and commensurate with experience. This position can be filled either on an employee or contract basis, with benefits negotiated accordingly. PFJ offers unlimited vacation and sick leave, as well as the ability to work remotely.
We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. PFJ provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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