Counselor, Safety & Empowerment

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary range starts at 50K, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline



215 East 161st 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 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.

Bronx Community Solutions is seeking a Counselor for their Safety & Empowerment initiative. Bronx Community Solutions (BCS), located within the Bronx Criminal Court building, is an initiative that seeks to apply a problem-solving approach to all appropriate cases within the Bronx criminal courthouse. Reporting to the Clinical Director and working with the Associate Director of Court Operations, the Safety & Empowerment Counselor will oversee all sex-trafficking/prostitution-related court diversion programs at Bronx Community Solutions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Work in the Human Trafficking court part (called AP-8) with judges, prosecutors and attorneys

·        Conduct clinical assessments to identify appropriate alternative to incarceration options for women arrested for prostitution

·        Maintain and provide case management updates and memos for all court cases

·        Assist with courtroom coverage “on call” when NYPD provides operation notifications

·        Coordinate individual and group counseling sessions for women arrested for prostitution

·        Assist in developing resource packages and service referrals

·        Assist with grant reporting, data collection, data management, and a range of efforts to enhance the use of technology and data-driven practice

·        Attend case conferencing meetings; maintain and share referral placement logs

·        Provide crisis intervention for clients who need immediate assistance accessing safety

·        Provide clinical expertise to attorneys on non-AP8 cases involving trafficking issues

·        Complete substance abuse assessments and long-term monitoring for clients

·        Collaborate with community partners (including NYPY precincts) to provide appropriate trauma-informed care, including sexual assault and domestic violence services


Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree social work, counseling, mental health or related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a related area, preferably as a criminal justice practitioner. Experience working with the commercial sexually exploited population and individuals who have experienced trauma, substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and/or sexual assault required. Familiarity with trauma-informed care practices required. Solid understanding of Microsoft Office required. The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and excellent writing skills. This position requires a strong communicator who enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary setting and is able to maintain relationship with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Bilingual (English-Spanish) required.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English-Spanish) required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

How to apply: 

Send resume and cover letter with Counselor, Safety & Empowerment 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 E. 161st Street (room 212-c)

Bronx, NY 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.