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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 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.

Launched in early 2020, Manhattan Justice Opportunities (Manhattan Justice) seeks to rethink justice in Manhattan and build a justice system that is more responsive to individuals’ and communities’ needs. Manhattan Justice is a centralized, court-based screening and referral hub that provides judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys at New York County Criminal Court and Supreme Court with a wide array of social service-based sentencing options in misdemeanor and felony cases. Bringing together a consortium of service providers led by the Center for Court Innovation, Manhattan Justice offers onsite case management, psycho-educational groups, restorative justice, and other programming options. Manhattan Justice also provides referrals to community-based service providers for mental health, substance use, employment, primary health care services and more. These services are open to anyone who needs them — including court participants’ families and friends, and others affected by the criminal justice system. These services, which are both mandated and voluntary, help participants address underlying issues in their lives, build stability, and decrease their likelihood of further justice involvement.

Manhattan Justice is seeking a Resource Coordinator to provide coverage in various Criminal Court courtrooms and to engage legal parties and participants. Reporting to the Deputy Project Director, the Resource Coordinator will be responsible for helping explain Manhattan Justice’s services to legal parties, coordinating new referrals, orient new participants to Manhattan Justice, and scheduling participants for services. Once a participant is enrolled in programming, the Resource Coordinator will provide regular written and verbal updates and compliance reports to the court, including to the judge, clerks, defense attorneys, and prosecutors.

Manhattan Justice strongly encourages and seeks 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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Cover Criminal Court courtrooms and collaborate with defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges to identify participants who may be eligible for Manhattan Justice services;
  • Communicate with prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges and other court staff about defendants’ suitability for Manhattan Justice’s services;
  • Schedule participants for intake and assessments;
  • Ensure participants are connected with intake specialists/case managers/social workers;
  • Provide written and verbal case updates and compliance reports to defense, prosecution, and the court;
  • Coordinate compliance reporting: track court dates and gather updates from Manhattan Justice colleagues and community-based service providers;
  • Enter and maintain accurate data entry in the electronic case management database and hard files, including outreach, case information, intakes, attendances and case outcome data;
  • Track cases and manage multiple court room assignments;
  • Conduct intakes and needs-based screenings for newly mandated participants, as necessary;
  • Manage a caseload of participants mandated to community service, as necessary;
  • Collaborate and communicate professionally with all participants, legal parties, and other project stakeholders;
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings;
  • Attend evening court and community events and meetings, as needed;
  • Perform other duties as necessary to support Manhattan Justice.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience working in a criminal court setting and/or human service field OR or 3-4 years of equivalent experience;
  • Knowledge and/or lived experience related to the criminal justice system and its impacts on communities;
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail required;
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings and collaborate with multiple agencies and organizations;
  • Openness to constructive engagement with other professionals in the court setting who have differing and, at times, competing perspectives;
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally responsive manner;
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) required.

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

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

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

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…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English-Spanish) required.


Bilingual (English-Spanish) required.


Location

On-site
100 Centre St, New York, NY 10013, USA

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