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Resource Coordinator

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Center for Court Innovation


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Published 8 days ago

November 11, 2020
Salary range starts at $43,000 and is commensurate with experience.

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 (BJI) 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 is seeking two Resource Coordinators - one for BJI's Alternatives to Incarceration program, and one for BJI's Supervised Release program. Reporting to the Senior Resource Coordinator, the Resource Coordinator will facilitate the program referral process for their respective BJI programming. They will review all available information about each potentially eligible participant to determine their specific suitability for all BJI programming. Once participants are enrolled in programming, the Resource Coordinator will provide written and verbal updates to the court including defense attorneys, Assistant District Attorneys, and Judges on a regular basis. The Resource Coordinator is also responsible for providing court coverage to various Criminal and Supreme Court parts, including specialized court initiatives. Specific responsibilities include conducting screenings and assessments with participants for all programming, facilitating participant releases and other processes with court stakeholders, and troubleshooting any issues that arise.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a coordinator in the Brooklyn arraignment, all purpose, treatment and trial court parts, to determine eligibility for BJI operating programs;  
  • Conduct in-court mental health screenings, program outreach and/or referrals for clinical assessments to determine appropriate treatment options;
  • Provide written and verbal case updates in multiple court parts and to court staff;
  • Communicate with judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and court staff about eligible individuals’ suitability for specific BJI programming;
  • Collaborate with a broad range of criminal justice, city government, and community partners;
  • Assist with clinical assessments and screenings, as needed;
  • Complete intakes and assessments for mandated participants;
  • Assist with scheduling and rescheduling mandated participants for both on and offsite groups and community service;
  • Ensure that all participants who are mandated to services are connected with their assigned case manager upon their release;
  • Provide direct services to program participants or voluntary participants, including group facilitation, as needed;
  • Execute crisis intervention protocols to ensure participant safety and connection to appropriate services post-arraignment;
  • Escort participants to community-based treatment providers, as needed;
  • Provide written and verbal case updates to the court and other court staff as needed, including compliance reporting;
  • Maintain appropriate participant information in electronic databases and hard files, including court assessment, screening, and outcome information;
  • Assist with outreach and scheduling regarding participant compliance requirements;
  • Assist senior staff with the development and implementation of new programs, protocols, initiatives, and interventions;
  • Assist with data collection and management;
  • Assist with toxicology testing and reporting;
  • Provide training to participants for overdose response;
  • Provide weekday, weeknight, weekend day, and weekend night arraignment coverage on a regular rotating basis;
  • Attend required staff meetings and trainings; 
  • Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed;
  • Other relevant responsibilities. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience working in a criminal court setting and/or human service field or 3-4 years of equivalent experience. Ability to communicate appropriately with varying levels of stakeholders. Highly organized, excellent communication skills, and strong writing ability with the capacity to be detail-oriented within a fast-paced, dynamic environment highly desired. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft and Google Suites, and be able to use Skype for Business. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner, and have the ability to work independently and collaboratively, both in-person and remotely. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

Position Type: Full-time, rotating schedule of day (9:00am-5:00pm), swing (12:00pm-8:00pm), night (5:00pm-1:00am), weekend (day and night) shifts, and some holidays.

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for…

Location

Brooklyn, NY

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