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California Justice League Member

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Published 21 days ago

February 24, 2020
February 23, 2020
$1,272.72 monthly living stipend

Have you been justice involved? Arrested? Incarcerated, on juvenile or adult probation or supervision? Ever been detained by law enforcement, been in a detention facility or out- of- home placement?  If so, come join the California Justice Leaders AmeriCorps Team!

 

Come Join the Corps!

 

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

 

About California Justice Leaders

 

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 will have demonstrated successful re-entry into their communities. These individuals will serve a 905 hour, 11month employment and training service year as a navigator for youth and young adults in or released from the California Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

 

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 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 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.  

 


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, social media awareness, lead ongoing community meetings, conversation 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 purpose and requirements toward an HD petition.
  • Coaching
  • Members will conduct one-on-one coaching and navigation sessions with individuals working toward progress in at least one re-entry domain created by California Division of Juvenile Justice.
  • Training
  • 2-week orientation (20 hours per week), regular weekly/monthly trainings, weekly check-ins and debriefs with a supervisor
  • Travel
  • Members may be asked to travel to DJJ 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 HD (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.

 

Where:  We are looking for members in Los Angeles, Sacramento

Hours Required: 905 hours per service year (11 months)

Required hours per week: 22 hours per week 

 

Member Qualifications

  • Prior involvement with the juvenile/criminal justice system required
  • Successful re-entry into community
  • 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 adults between the ages of 20-30)
  • Ability to work Part-Time (~20 hours/week)
  • Commit to an 11-month term of service
  • Ability to work with individuals that are currently incarcerated or have experienced incarceration
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer and smartphone literacy
  • Ability to pass 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 sexoffender registy, and anyone convicted of murder, as designated in 18 U.S Code  Code § 1111


Member Service Requirements

  • Commit to a minimum of 905 hours of documented service (~ 20 hours per week)
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting
  • Complete service project activities in the community
  • Attend trainings and events to build skills and knowledge specific to their year of service
  • Sign and complete all professional development requirements as part of member contract
  • Strong reading and writing skills 


Member Benefits

  • $1,272.72  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, Clifton Strengths Finder assessment, career mentorship and much more.  

 

 

Member Timeline: Members will start February 24, 2020 and serve until December 18, 2020



Have you been justice involved? Arrested? Incarcerated, on juvenile or adult probation or supervision? Ever been detained by law enforcement, been in a detention facility or out- of- home placement?  If so, come join the California Justice…

Details at a glance

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  • Part Time Schedule
  • Temporary

Benefits

Upon completion of an 11 month term of service, members will be eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,047.50.  


Upon completion of an 11 month term of service, members will be eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,047.50.  


How to Apply

To apply, please go to https://www.impactjustice.org. You will immediately see the 'Apply Today" yellow box option.


To apply, please go to https://www.impactjustice.org. You will immediately see the 'Apply Today" yellow box option.


Location

Sacramento, CA

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