Case Manager

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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 by guiding justice innovators, nationally and internationally. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.

Launched in Spring 2011, Newark Community Solutions is a community justice initiative designed to improve public perceptions of justice through restorative court-based and community-based programming.  NCS currently operates a diversion program for low-level offenders at the Newark Municipal Court as well as a youth-led diversion program, Youth Impact Newark, that provided restorative alternatives to juvenile arrest, suspension and expulsion. NCS also provides specialized programming for individuals who report veteran status or present with mental health needs and/or a reported history of victimization. Finally, NCS operates a community office that serves as the hub for community engagement and provide program space for all existing initiatives.

NCS, in collaboration with the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts, is operating a pilot program to provide services to eligible individuals released pre-trial who present with a mental health need.  Reporting to the Senior Social Worker, the Case Manager is responsible for providing clinical case management to a caseload of pre-trial participants. The primary work location will be the Essex County Superior Courthouse with an expectation of some work taking place at the Essex County Correctional Facility and the NCS Community Office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide comprehensive clinical case management services;
  • Formulate service plans and treatment recommendations;
  • Assist participants in navigating social service systems;
  • Maintain client records and files;
  • Facilitate psycho-educational groups on a range of topics, including treatment readiness and co-occurring needs;
  • Facilitate coordinated service delivery from on- and off-site agencies;
  • Develop and maintain referral and placement resources;
  • Provide case updates to participants’ public defender and/or private attorney as needed;
  • Represent Newark Community Solutions at meetings and events in the community on a rotating basis;
  • Other relevant duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or a related field or 3-4 years' relevant experience;
  • Experience working with individuals dealing with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse needs is a plus;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills required;
  • Experience using electronic case management systems and MS Office strongly preferred;
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in both the social service and criminal justice sectors with experience working in interdisciplinary settings.   
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) highly desired.

Location:  Newark, NJ

Compensation: Salary starts at $43,000 and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

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 non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms by guiding justice innovators, nationally and…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


Newark, NJ 07102, US

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