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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.

Operating out of Bronx County Criminal Court, Bronx Community Solutions’ pre-trial supervised release program provides regular monitoring and referral services to misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants whose cases are pending in criminal court. The Alternative to Incarceration program responds to both misdemeanor and felony defendants by providing alternative sentencing options and programming for the court. These programs reduce the reliance on pretrial detention and short-term jail sentences and offer defendants the assistance they need to avoid further criminal conduct.

Bronx Community Solutions (BCS) is seeking a Resource Coordinator. Reporting to both Associate Directors of Court Operations and Pre-Trial Services, this role will oversee the Alternative to Incarceration and Supervised Release court programs. The Resource Coordinator serves as the primary liaison and representative between Bronx Community Solutions and court room staff in arraignments. The Resource Coordinator must be intimately acquainted and well-versed in all alternative sanction options and services offered by BCS. The Resource Coordinator will facilitate the program referral process for pretrial release, determine eligibility, and advocate on the record for former, current & potential clients. The Resource Coordinator must be prepared to provide information on programs and services, respond to questions or concerns by courtroom staff, visitors or the public. In addition, the Resource Coordinator will establish close connections with other departments, criminal justice agencies & community organizations on behalf of BCS.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Communicate with prosecutors, defense attorneys and, other court staff in identifying appropriate short or long-term alternative to incarceration sentencing options;
  • Conduct in-court eligibility screenings for both alternative to incarceration and pre-trial detention programs;
  • Perform program outreach and/or referrals for clinical assessments to determine appropriate sentencing options;
  • Report on compliance to judges and provide detailed case information when individuals return to court for both initiatives;
  • Track cases and manage multiple court room assignments;
  • Maintain good courtroom relations with all stakeholders;
  • Update client information in electronic databases and hard files, including court screening/assessment outcome information;
  • Deliver court update reports to the courtroom(s), gather case outcome information, collect court documents (JAS) and stand on the record, if necessary;
  • Assist clinical staff with longer term non-treatment case management responsibilities -- including court tracking, program outreach, and compliance reporting;
  • Participate in on-going court wide training for ATI and ATD programming;
  • Additional relevant tasks, as needed.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of one year in a related area, preferably in a criminal court setting and/or human service field, OR 3-4 years of equivalent experience. Excellent written skills are required. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in a multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Bilingual (English-Spanish) highly preferred.

Position Type:  Full-time (9:00am-5:00pm depending on duration of court); rotation of weekends and holidays.

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

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 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
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
Bronx, NY 10451, US

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