Details: Depend on Experience
25 Chapel Street
CCA’s Youth Resources Department is seeking a qualified professional to provide direct criminal justice advocacy services, mitigation and case management support to CCA’s young adult clients, ages 18 to 24. This includes the development of written alternative to detention/incarceration proposals for clients detained at Rikers Island and ongoing support during client’s transition into the community.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Complete Assessments with all CCA participants detained at Riker’s Island Correctional Facility to determine strengths, challenges and goals; and to develop an appropriate alternative to incarceration/detention plan.
- Meet individually with youth at Riker’s facility to begin working on a re-entry plan that is consistent with the youth’s needs, and when appropriate the court’s expectations.
- Collect and review additional information, as necessary, through interview of family members, and other collateral sources and relevant documentation needed to complete client assessment.
- Prepare and submit client’s specific plans for the courts. Prepare and submit court compliance updates, as needed.
- Provide court advocacy, including initial appearance and all subsequent court appearances.
- Liaison with defense attorneys, social workers, and partner agencies.
- Work closely with CCA’s team of mentors, employment and education specialists to coordinate appropriate services.
- Develop partnerships with local businesses to support internship and job placement
- Facilitate work-readiness and career exploration groups for youth returning from Rikers Island
- Work in collaboration with CCA Teaching Artists and Career Mentors to develop introductory, on-site internship experiences
- Support youth’s transition into the community via ongoing contact with youth and partnering agencies working with them.
- Track and maintain data for youth participants; provide regular participant progress reports to Director of Youth Resources
- Perform additional tasks, as necessary, for the support and coordination of services
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
· Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related human services field.
· Strong interest in juvenile justice issues and positive youth development best practices.
· An interest and willingness to work at the Riker’s Island Correctional Facility twice per week
· Strong written/oral communication and advocacy skills.
· Excellent networking, writing and organizational skills
· Strong interpersonal and team building skills
· Experience working with justice-involved youth a strong plus
· Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
Paid Vacation and Sick Time
11 paid holidays
Medical and Dental Insurance
Medical and Dependent Care Pre-Tax Flexible Spending
403(b) Retirement Plan
Life Insurance and Supplement Life Insurance
NYS Disability Insurance
Employee Referral Bonus
Employee Assistance Program
Transportation Savings program (NYC)
Level of Language Proficiency
English/Spanish a plus
Minimum Education Required