Program Manager, Supervised Release Program

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline



120 Schermerhorn Street
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 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.

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to forge a new response to defendants in Kings County, New York. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is staffed by a team of court-based social workers, case managers, and resource coordinators. By providing meaningful pre-trial supervised release and post-conviction sentencing options, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to use an arrest as a window of opportunity to change the direction of a defendant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.  

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking a Program Manager of the Supervised Release Program. The pretrial supervised release program provides regular monitoring and referral services to eligible defendants whose cases are pending in King’s County Criminal Court. The goal of the program is to provide community-based supervision for individuals who would otherwise be detained pretrial. Reporting to the Deputy Project Director at Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, the Program Manager will oversee and coordinate all clinical aspects of the supervised release program. The Program Manager will direct the day- to-day operations of all pre-trial services, including supervision of staff and services provided, oversight of protocols, policies and procedures, ongoing evaluation of training needs and service gaps, maintain relationship with local stakeholders, manage program data collection for monthly/quarterly reporting, and ensure the program meets performance outcomes.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Manage daily operations of all pre-trial programming and services at Brooklyn Justice Initiatives;

·        Develop and maintain relationships with local social service providers;

·        Work closely with senior staff to ensure policies and procedures are consistent with the rest of Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ operations;

·        Supervise senior social workers, social workers, case managers, compliance specialists and interns;

·        Manage data, track and monitor program performance, and oversee evaluation activities;

·        Prepare grant progress reports and other program reports;

·        Coordinate collaboration and communication between court and case management staff as needed;

·        Spearhead implementation and coordination of all new pre-trial programming;

·        Work closely with CCI’s research team to continuously evaluate aspects of pre-trial programming;

·        Oversee all compliance operations for ATI and ATD programming;

·        Assist with community engagement and the implementation of community-based programming options for BJI;

·        Act as a liaison to other Supervised Release programs and attend monthly funder provider meetings;

·        Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed

·        Participate in regular reviews of program progress;

·        Attending all required staff meetings and trainings;

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an LCSW with at least three years of relevant management and supervisory experience. Experience working in criminal court setting is required. Must be detail oriented with great time management and organizational skills. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent manner required. Professional demeanor and ability to communicate appropriately with judges and other court personnel is a must. Excellent public speaking, communication, interpersonal and writing skills required.

Position Type: Full-time, able to work nights or weekends. 

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 Program Manager in the subject line to:

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


Brooklyn Justice Initiatives

ATTN: Amanda Levering

120 Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn, New York 11201


(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.