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California Justice Leader; Member

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Fresno, CA

Impact Justice


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Published 21 days ago

February 8, 2021
$1,400.00 monthly living stipend

Become a California Justice Leader

California Justice Leaders (CJL) is an AmeriCorps program that is looking for young adults who have had prior involvement with the juvenile/criminal justice system, may have experienced confinement, and have demonstrated successful re-entry into their communities. 


About AmeriCorps

 

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs. AmeriCorps members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, reducing justice involvement for young people, mentoring, fighting poverty, and much more. AmeriCorps is an exciting opportunity for service-minded individuals who are passionate about education and the nonprofit sector. For more information, please visit www.americorps.gov

 

 

Member Position Summary

 

California has thousands of young adults who have suffered juvenile justice involvement. These young people need support, guidance, and opportunities to rebuild their lives so that they do not return to prison or jail, but instead, become contributors and leaders within their community. These young adults need guidance from credible messenger’s, individuals that may have experienced similar circumstances, and have made a successful transition back into their community.  

 

The California Justice Leaders position will offer coaching and guidance to assist young people in making a successful reentry, in connecting with a range of resources and services, and in increasing participation in the important Honorable Discharge determination process.


CJL members will serve a 905 hour, 11-month term of service as a navigator for youth and young adults currently in or released from California’s Division of Juvenile Justice facilities. Members will build awareness of California’s new Honorable Discharge petition, work to increase utilization of the Honorable Discharge (HD) petition process and guide youth and young adults on a successful re-entry pathway. Members will also provide re-entry support for young adults who have been released from other California juvenile justice facilities.

 

Members will be placed at local community-based organizations for the duration of their year of service. CJL AmeriCorps members will also receive significant leadership training, post-secondary education guidance and support, and professional development designed to provide the skills and social capital necessary to become the next generation of professionals, community leaders, justice field professionals, and agents of systems change.  


Where: We are looking for members in the counties of: Los Angeles, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Joaquin, and Fresno. 



Member Position Description

Members responsibilities will consist of:

  • Research
  • Members will familiarize themselves with existing community re-entry resources and with the Honorable Discharge process.
  • Outreach
  • Members will conduct outreach inclusive of, leading community meetings, virtual/in-person outreach presentations, cultivating conversations and partnerships in order to locate individuals who may be in need of re-entry services navigation, and who may also be eligible for HD.
  • Education
  • Members will host community meetings, speak with young people currently in DJJ custody, and develop other methods and strategies for educating the community about the California Justice Leader program and purpose and requirements of the HD process.   
  • Coaching
  • Members will conduct one-on-one coaching and case management sessions with individuals working toward progress in at least one re-entry domain created by the California Division of Juvenile Justice. 
  • Training
  • 2-week orientation (20-25 hours per week), regular weekly/monthly training, weekly check-ins and debriefs with the placement site supervisor. 
  • Travel
  • When applicable and with proper safety measures in place, members may be asked to travel to California Juvenile Justice facilities to work with currently incarcerated youth and young adults. Members may also be asked to travel in and around their designated region to meet with individuals that may be eligible for re-entry support. (some travel will be subsidized through the AmeriCorps program).


  • Personal and Professional Development
  •  Members will participate in various training, mentoring and coaching sessions for their own personal and professional development.


Member Qualifications

  • Prior involvement with the juvenile/criminal justice system
  • Demonstrated successful re-entry into the community
  • Ability to serve as a mentor/navigator to individuals that are currently incarcerated or have experienced incarceration
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • At least 18 years old (preference will be given to applicants between the ages of 21-35)
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer and smartphone literacy
  • Ability to pass a federal background check


Important Note: All members will be required to pass a federal background check. However, the only mandatory convictions that will preclude AmeriCorps membership are, anyone required to be listed on the sex offender registry, and anyone convicted of murder, as designated in 18 U.S Code § 1111


Member Service Requirements

  • Commit to a minimum of 905 hours of documented service (~ 22 hours per week)
  • Commit to an 11-month term of service 
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and data reporting
  • Complete service project activities in the community
  • Attend regular in-person and online training and events to build skills and knowledge specific to year of service
  • Strong reading, writing, and technology skills 


Member Benefits

  • $1,400.00 monthly living stipend
  • Upon completion of an 11-month term of service, members will be eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,047.50.  
  • Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
  • Professional development training- inclusive of resume writing, motivational interviewing, career mentorship, and much more.  
  • Access to the AmeriCorps Member Assistance Program (MAP)

 

 

Member Timeline: Members will start February 8, 2021, and serve until December 17, 2021. 


Please Apply HERE


For more information or questions, email Cjlmember@impactjustice.org

Become a California Justice Leader

California Justice Leaders (CJL) is an AmeriCorps program that is looking for young adults who have had prior involvement with the juvenile/criminal justice system, may have experienced confinement, and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
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Location

Fresno, CA

How to Apply

Member Timeline: Members will start February 8, 2021, and serve until December 17, 2021. 


Please Apply HERE

Member Timeline: Members will start February 8, 2021, and serve until December 17, 2021. 


Please Apply HERE

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