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Coordinator, Youth Justice Programs

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Center for Court Innovation


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Published 7 days ago

March 22, 2021
Salary range starts at $50,000 and is commensurate with experience.

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.

The Brownsville Community Justice Center ("Justice Center") seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system by providing much needed services to young people arrested in Brownsville. The aim is to provide the kind of support that young people need to become law-abiding members of society. The goal is to reduce crime and the use of incarceration, while at the same time restoring local faith in the justice system.

The Justice Center seeks a Coordinator, Youth Justice Programs to work with at risk youth through interest based, alternative to incarceration, re-entry and gendered programs. The Coordinator, Youth Justice Programs will work as a part of an interdisciplinary team utilizing a strengths-based model to engage youth ages 13-24 from Brownsville who are at risk or have come in contact with the criminal justice system; with the hopes of providing off ramps from future systems involvement. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Coordinator, Youth Justice Programs is primarily responsible for providing comprehensive advocacy and case management, counseling, and leadership development programming for youth participants.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the Youth Justice Teams deliverables, including developing innovative solutions to challenges youth face, developing the team vision, program planning, systems implementation, project oversight, and grant reporting;
  • Provide weekly supervision to the team which can include case managers, social work interns and youth programming staff;
  • Work closely with the Community Initiatives Program Manager on strategic planning and youth justice programs development;
  • Design, implement, and oversee youth justice programming, including alternative to incarceration, re-entry, diversion, and young men’s initiatives focused on leadership development and community engagement utilizing a strength-based and social justice framework;
  • Manage assigned youth justice programs, including comprehensive case management, referrals, court reporting, and maintaining relationships with referral partners including ACS, NYPD, Probation, the District Attorney’s office, and other referring criminal justice agencies;
  • Maintain appropriate client information in electronic databases and hard files;
  • Engage families in all phases of the program and provide support and referrals, as needed;
  • Oversee Project Lead, a young men’s leadership program, including individual support, group programming, curriculum building, and internship coordination;
  • Coordinate and manage recruitment strategies for youth programs including Project Lead, re-entry and alternative to incarceration programs,
  • Develop and implement new programs, initiatives and/or interventions, as needed;
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings;
  • Provide administrative support to the Community Initiatives department, including data tracking, reporting, and fiscal operations;
  • Represent the Justice Center at community events and meetings;
  • Ensure the timely submittal of stipends for Justice Center participants and consultants;
  • Attend community meetings (CB16, Precinct Clergy and Precinct Council, PSA2, Tenant Association, and other public community events or meetings) on a regular basis, while promoting BCJC programming;
  • Actively maintain a work culture conducive to innovation and team building, including participation in cross-departmental planning, recruitment, and event planning and execution;
  • Provide all services in a culturally competent manner that is responsive to the needs of at-risk youth;
  • Additional relevant tasks, as needed.

Qualifications:   The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in human services field or equivalent experience, MSW or MHP preferred, and at least 3 years of experience working with youth and families and/or criminal or juvenile justice systems. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to using holistic and strengths-based approaches in place-based and community-based work and be comfortable working with adolescents and adults. Candidates must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Additional qualifications include:

  • Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of community stake holders and partner agencies;
  • Experience working closely with delinquent, court- involved youth and families;
  • Mature grasp of community organizing and relationship building techniques;
  • Strong team skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong administrative and computer skills for timely comprehensive tracking;
  • In-depth knowledge of and familiarity with the Central Brooklyn and/or Brownsville, Brooklyn community preferred.


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

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

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…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY

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