Youth Social Worker, Supervised Release

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary range starts at $47.5k and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline



215 East 161st Street
New York
United States


The Center for Court Innovation, a project of the Fund for the City of New York, is a non-profit organization that promotes new thinking about how to reduce crime and incarceration while strengthening public trust in justice. The Center creates operating projects, including the award-winning Red Hook Community Justice Center and Midtown Community Court, that have been documented to improve public safety and reduce the use of jail and prison. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research on topics of justice reform and provides consulting services to criminal justice innovators.

The Center for Court Innovation is seeking to hire a Social Worker for a pretrial supervised release program operated out of the Bronx County Criminal Court. Operating through Bronx Community Solutions, the pretrial supervised release program will provide regular monitoring and referral services to misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants whose cases are pending Criminal Court. The goal of the program is to provide community-based supervision for high-risk youth 16 and 17 years of age who would otherwise be detained pretrial on high bail amounts.

Reporting to the Behavioral Health Supervisor, the Youth Social Worker will be responsible for monitoring a caseload of program participants, providing supervision, referring participants to voluntary social service interventions, and helping promote compliance with pretrial release conditions. The Youth Social Worker will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team. Social Workers will stay in regular contact with participants, including facilitating in-person case management meetings and sending frequent court date reminders. Interventions are grounded in procedural justice, risk-need-responsivity, and trauma-informed care, and are designed to help youth and young adults reflect on environmental factors that influence, and often constrain, decision-making. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Facilitate a three- to five-session clinical group intervention, with fidelity to the model, for cohorts of justice-involved individuals, ages 16 and up;

·        Complete intakes of participants admitted to the Supervised Release Program and administer assessment tool;

·        Provide case management services to participants including bi-weekly, weekly or monthly in-person meetings, phone calls, emails and text messages;

·        Perform voluntary individual counseling sessions as needed;

·        Work with closely with the Community Engagement Specialist to facilitate better compliance;

·        Provide voluntary referrals to community-based services as needed;

·        Conduct outreach to collateral sources as needed to provide supervision and court monitoring;

·        Communicate with service providers to facilitate, follow-up and assist participants with voluntary service referrals;

·        Complete all necessary documentation and input data into computer database;

·        Monitor and report on compliance to court stake holders and work with defense attorneys to bring program participants into compliance as needed;

·        Participate in on-going trainings and attend staff meetings;

·        Assist with data collection and grant writing.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an LMSW. Candidates must either be licensed or eligible for LMSW licensure in the State of New York within 90 days of hire. Extensive group facilitation experience required, co-facilitation experience preferred. Experience facilitating conversations related to identity, oppression, and privilege preferred. Experience in a court or criminal justice setting preferred. The ideal candidate must be able to effectively work with diverse client populations, as a team member in a multiracial setting, and collaborate with on-site partner agencies and court personnel. Must excel at client engagement and be comfortable working with adults, adolescents, and families. Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practice strongly preferred. Candidate must be highly organized with excellent time management skills and a sense of humor, critical thinking skills, and ability to manage high-pressure/fast-paced work environment.

Position Type: Full-time, 11am-7pm (to accommodate youth in school) 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

How to apply: 

Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample with Youth Social Worker in the subject line to:

If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:


Bronx Community Solutions

215 East 161st Street, Room 2-12C

Bronx, New York 10451


(718) 466-3019


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.