Compliance Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline



120 Schermerhorn Street
New York
United States


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 around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to justice innovators.

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, seeks to forge a new response to misdemeanor defendants in Kings County, New York. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is staffed by a team of court-based social workers, case managers, and resource coordinators. 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 defendant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.  

Reporting to the Compliance Coordinator, the Compliance Specialist will implement and execute strategies to ensure accurate compliance tracking and reporting across both the Alternatives to Incarceration and Detention teams at BJI. The Compliance Specialist will also assist all Brooklyn Justice Initiatives with audits, compliance concerns, and data collection. They will work with the Compliance Coordinator to review all available information about each potentially eligible defendant to determine whether they are suitable for the program. Once participants are enrolled in the program, the Compliance Specialist will provide written and oral updates to the court including defense attorneys, Assistant District Attorneys, and Judges on a regular basis. The Compliance Specialist is also responsible for providing court coverage to various Criminal and Supreme Court parts, including specialized court initiatives, and conducting screenings and assessments for alternative to incarceration cases.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Engage in daily auditing of Brooklyn Justice Initiatives programs including: risk scores, compliance, and other internal audits;

·        Track clients’ progress, including: court appearance rate, re-arrest rate, and case outcomes;

·        Screen appropriate misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants at arraignments or all-purpose parts to determine risk level and Brooklyn Justice Initiatives program eligibility;

·        Communicate with prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other court staff about client eligibility for programs;

·        Ensure that all defendants who are released on pretrial supervision are connected with a case manager;

·        Provide written and verbal case updates to the court and other court staff including compliance reporting;

·        Generate daily and weekly compliance memorandums listing client’s mandate, upcoming court dates, and outcomes;

·        Serve as a liaison in the Brooklyn arraignment court parts, and all other court parts, to determine eligibility for all operating programs;

·        Assist intake staff, conduct attorney and client outreach for any missed intake appointments;

·        Manage and update the automated reminder system, conducting phone call reminders for groups, and other BJI mandated services

·        Check in with clients before and/or after court appearances;

·        Coordinate with stakeholders and clients to notify the court of non-compliance and re-arrests;

·        Coordinate assistance for court coverage with all Brooklyn Justice Initiatives departments;

·        Act as a liaison with treatment court parts;

·        Assist staff with client outreach for court reminders, missed appointments and voluntary referrals;

·        Engage community providers to strengthen voluntary referral sources;

·        Coordinate across BJI programming for cross-over clients;

·        Maintain appropriate client information in electronic databases and hard files, including court assessment, screening and outcome information;

·        Assist the Compliance Coordinator with the development and implementation of new programs, protocols, initiatives, and/or interventions;

·        Track and outreach participants with ATI mandates who have been issued bench warrants;

·        Assist with data collection and management as needed;

·        Assist with other administrative tasks, as necessary;

·        Assist with escorting clients into the community, as needed; 

·        Attend all required staff meetings (clinical team, all staff, etc.) and trainings, which may include non-traditional business hours;

·        Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed.


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, preferably. Highly organized, excellent communication skills, and strong writing ability is a must. Candidates must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner. Professional demeanor and ability to communicate appropriately with judges and other court personnel is required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.

Position Type: Full-time 

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample with Brooklyn Justice Initiatives Compliance Specialist in the subject line to:

If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:


Brooklyn Justice Initiatives

Attn.: Joanna Beletic, Compliance Coordinator

120 Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn, New York 11201



(212) 397-0985

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 Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.