Details: Salary range starts at $43k and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
120 Schermerhorn Street
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 and non-violent felony 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 court liaisons. 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.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking a Resource Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Court Operations, the Resource Coordinator will facilitate the program referral process for all BJI alternative to detention and incarceration programming. They will review all available information about each potentially eligible defendant 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 clients for all programming, facilitating client releases and other processes with court stakeholders, and troubleshooting any issues that arise.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Serve as a resource coordinator in the Brooklyn arraignment, all purpose, treatment, and trial court parts, to determine eligibility for BJI programs;
· Conduct in-court 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;
· Coordinate compliance updates and other court related proceedings with staff at community sites;
· Communicate with prosecutors, defense attorneys, and court staff about eligible defendants’ suitability for BJI programming;
· Collaborate with a broad range of criminal justice, city government, and treatment stakeholders;
· Collaborate cross-departmentally to ensure smooth court operations for all departments;
· Complete intakes and screenings for mandated clients, as needed;
· Assist with scheduling and rescheduling mandated defendants for both on and offsite groups and community service;
· Ensure that all clients who are mandated to services are connected with their assigned case manager upon receipt of mandated services;
· Provide direct services to program participants or voluntary clients, including group facilitation, as needed;
· Escort clients to community-based treatment providers, as needed;
· Maintain appropriate client information in electronic databases and paper files;
· Assist the Director of Court Operations in enhancing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and community-based organizations;
· Assist the Director of Court Operations with the development and implementation of new programs, initiatives, and/or interventions;
· Assist with data collection and management;
· Assist with grant reporting requirements, as needed;
· Assist with toxicology testing and reporting, as needed;
· Attend all required staff meetings and trainings, which may include non-traditional business hours; and
· Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree required and at least one year of experience working in a criminal court setting and/or human service field. Professional demeanor and ability to communicate appropriately with judges and other court personnel required. Highly organized, excellent communication skills, and strong writing ability with the capacity to be detail-oriented within a fast-paced, dynamic environment highly desired. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner. Candidate must possess flexibility and readiness to contribute to the implementation of an evolving program. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Position Type: Full-time, rotating schedule of day (9:00am-5:00pm), night (5:00pm-1:00am), weekend (day and night) shifts, and some holidays.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
How to apply:
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements with Resource Coordinator in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
BJI Resource Coordinator
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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.
Visit our website at www.courtinnovation.org.
The Center for Court Innovation is a project of the Fund for the City of New York.