Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $35,000
Maximum: $35,000




New York
United States



The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community- based alternatives to incarceration. CCA promotes re-integrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights.

Job Summary: Responsible for direct criminal justice advocacy services for women with substance abuse issues and juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders including the development of written alternative-to-detention/incarceration plans and updates submitted to the courts, parole, probation and other referral sources. Liaison with defense attorneys, judges, family, and other pertinent service providers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and initiate referrals of potential clients. Interview clients and conduct assessment.
  • Collect and review additional information if necessary through interview of family members, and other collateral sources and relevant documentation necessary to complete client assessment.
  • Conduct home and other pertinent site visits required to verify information to be presented in the release and/or sentencing plan.
  • Liaison with defense attorney.
  • Prepare written client specific plan for court. Prepare and submit updates as required by the court and other referral sources.
  • Provide court advocacy including initial appearance and all subsequent court appearances.
  • Maintain client records as required.
  • Explain program and release requirements including agency and other relevant service referrals.
  • Participate in case reviews and conferences. Participate in staff meetings, in-service and outside training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Commitment to and experience in working with adults with diverse cultural backgrounds who are involved, or at risk of involvement, with the criminal/juvenile justice system, HIV/AIDS, or substance abuse. Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related human service field. Strong written/oral communication and advocacy skills with the ability to negotiate multiple service delivery systems and agencies. Computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, data entry) required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Level of Language Proficiency

English & Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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