Intake Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary range starts at $33k and 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, one of the Center’s newest projects, 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 an Intake Specialist, who will also be expected to provide coverage and services for an array of court-based programs also operated by Brooklyn Justice Initiatives. They include a human trafficking intervention program, pre-trial supervised release program for misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenders, a young adult part for 16-24-year-old youth, and adult Alternative to Incarceration programming, providing both pre and post-plea opportunities for individuals charged with misdemeanors or non-violent felonies. Reporting to the Coordinator of Intake, the Intake Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting with daily intake operations. The Intake Specialist may be called upon to work evening hours, assist with community-based events, and attend offsite Brooklyn Justice Initiative events.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Conduct intakes and needs screenings for newly mandated clients;

·        Explain program requirements and expectations to clients;

·        Assist with scheduling mandated clients to a variety of on-site and off-site services;

·        Assist with liaising with off-site community partners to complete referrals and secure accurate attendance reporting;

·        Assist with conducting client and attorney outreach to ensure all mandated clients are effectively engaged;

·        Prepare compliance reports to be submitted in court;

·        Manage an active caseload and monitoring for compliance of court-mandated services;

·        Assist the Clinical Department and/or Court Operations department with data entry;

·        Assist with group facilitation and conducting case management sessions, when needed;

·        Greet individuals in the reception area, as needed;

·        Attend all staff meetings (Intake, Clinical team, all staff, etc.) and trainings as scheduled;

·        Assist with other administrative tasks, as necessary;

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

·        Assist with toxicology testing protocols when necessary; and

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



·        Minimum of an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred;

·        At least one year of experience working in a criminal court setting and/or human service field strongly preferred;

·        Highly organized, ability to multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment;

·        Willingness and interest in engaging individuals (youth and adult) with mental health and substance abuse needs;

·        Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner;

·        Professional demeanor and ability to communicate appropriately with building stakeholders;

·        Excellent organizational and interpersonal, communication and writing skills required;

·        Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish, or other languages). 

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish, or other languages). 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

How to apply: Send resume, and cover letter to:


    Attn: Saadiq Newton-Boyd, Coordinator of Intake

Subject line: Temporary Intake Specialist  

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives

120 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Note: 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 project of the Fund for the City of New York. 

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