Clinical Advisor, Drug Courts

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary range starts at $80,000 and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline



520 8th Avenue
New York
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.

The Center’s National Technical Assistance department provides training and expert assistance to jurisdictions across the county to support the planning, implementation, and enhancement of innovative approaches to justice. The department’s work encompasses drug treatment courts, community courts, Native American/Alaska Native tribal courts, prosecutor-led diversion initiatives, procedural justice, pretrial supervision, and many more areas of justice system reform.  

Among other projects, the Center’s National Technical Assistance department leads the federally-funded State-Based Adult Drug Court Technical Assistance Program. Under this program, the Center provides intensive support to state-level drug court coordinators around the country, helping to develop statewide strategic plans for drug court enhancement, implement fidelity assessment strategies to ensure that drug courts follow best practices, create statewide training strategies for drug court teams, improving data collection and evaluation practices, and more. In addition, the Center runs the National Drug Court Online Learning System ( and regularly develops new online training content for drug court practitioners.

The National Technical Assistance department is seeking an experienced social worker with drug court expertise to serve as Clinical Advisor. The Clinical Advisor will work on a variety of state and national projects, with a primary emphasis on providing clinical technical assistance to drug treatment court practitioners. The Clinical Advisor will report to the Director of Treatment Court Programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Advise case managers, social workers, treatment providers, judges, and other treatment court practitioners on clinical issues relevant to drug courts, including best practices in treating substance use disorder, emerging treatment modalities, medication assisted treatment, case management, and other clinical issues as needed;

·        Plan and conduct site visits to assess treatment court operations and deliver clinical advice and training to treatment court social workers, case managers, treatment providers, and other drug court practitioners;

·        Design and conduct long-distance training programs, including webinars, teleconferences, and videoconferences, regarding clinical and operational issues relevant to treatment courts;

·        Write and disseminate publications on emerging substance use disorder treatment interventions, the latest addiction treatment research, and other reports to treatment courts;

·        Conduct presentations on clinical and operational topics at national and state conferences; and

·        Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a Licensed Masters of Social Work or equivalent degree and substantial clinical experience, including specializations in addictions counselling, and treatment court practice. The preferred candidate will have:

·        4+ years of work experience in the drug court field;

·        experience in developing and delivering clinical and operational training to clinical practitioners;

·        excellent written and verbal communications skills;

·        superior interpersonal skills;

·        ability to work independently and manage many projects simultaneously; and

·        willingness to travel.

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 Clinical Advisor in the subject line to:      

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


Center for Court Innovation

520 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10018


(212) 397-0985


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.