Senior Associate, Restorative Practices

Job Type

Full Time


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



Application Deadline:



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.

The Restorative Practices department develops new projects that will expand the use of restorative practices, while also working with existing programs to bring new restorative approaches into the work. The Center is seeking a Senior Associate to assist this growing department. Reporting to the Director of Restorative Practices, the senior associate will assist with a broad range of tasks and activities related to expanding and developing restorative approaches within the Center for Court Innovation, including its multi-year project in Brooklyn schools, and as related to the national conversations around the use of restorative justice in a variety of contexts.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Assist with the administration, coordination, and planning of the department’s work across the Center’s operating projects, including the implementation of restorative practices in the schools and in community spaces;

·        Attend meetings with stakeholders and build community partnerships around the Brooklyn schools’ project;

·        Draft grant proposals and take a lead in developing ideas for restorative justice programming;

·        Assist team members in the planning, implementation, project management, and review of new and ongoing initiatives, including the Brooklyn schools’ project;

·        Assist with facilitating circles and training staff;

·        Assist the research team with data collection and reporting protocols for the Brooklyn schools’ project; and

·        Assist with administrative responsibilities for all restorative justice programming at the Center.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, MA preferred. Experience writing grants and/or developing new projects required. Significant experience with restorative justice required. Candidate must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of different stakeholders and members of the community. Spanish language fluency preferred but not required. Sense of humor, creativity, critical thinking skills, and ability to multi-task between a variety of projects are a huge plus. 

Location: Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language fluency preferred but not required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

How to apply: 

Send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to:

    Subject line: Senior Associate, Restorative Practices

    Attn.: Erika Sasson

Center for Court Innovation

520 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10018

Fax (212) 397-0985


Note: 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.