Osborne Association serves individuals, families, and communities affected by the criminal justice system. Through our programs, we offer opportunities for people to heal from and repair harm, restore their lives, and thrive. We challenge systems rooted in racism and retribution and fight for policies and practices that promote true safety, justice, and liberation.
At Osborne, we are guided by core values and shared beliefs. We honor everyone's capacity to change, celebrate our shared humanity, are united in our pursuit of justice and equity, take all possible steps to keep our commitments and advocate for people and principles with fierce and tenacious determination.
The Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations (OCJAG) is the policy arm of the Osborne Association, focusing on four areas: children and families affected by incarceration, aging in prison/ elder reentry, housing, and decarceration. OCJAG coordinates the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents and works to safeguard children who experience their parents' arrest or incarceration. The Policy Associate will work on implementing child-sensitive arrest practices in NYC, including implementing Intro 1349A which requires the NYC Police Department to take concrete steps to safeguard children at the time of a parent's arrest, and with community-based organizations who are well-positioned to provide post-arrest support.
The Policy Associate will provide support to the Director and Senior Policy Manager in advancing this work.
The position will be partially remote during the pandemic, and may include some in-person meetings with external entities, and coming into Osborne's downtown Brooklyn, Harlem, and/or South Bronx offices for meetings. The daily schedule will be roughly Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with occasional weekend and evening hours with advanced notice.
Related Skills or Knowledge:
Those previously arrested or incarcerated, and family members of someone who has been arrested or incarcerated are encouraged to apply.
Benefits of Working at Osborne
Generous benefits including four weeks vacation, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedule, excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, and a 403(b) plan with a company match. Career development through ongoing training and individual development plans.
The Osborne Association is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, unemployment status, or any other protected category. The Osborne Association takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Thank you for your interest in the Osborne Association. Be sure to include a cover letter with your application. No phone calls please. We wish we could personally respond to each application. However, we are unable to do so due to the volume of interest received.
Osborne Association serves individuals, families, and communities affected by the criminal justice system. Through our programs, we offer opportunities for people to heal from and repair harm, restore their lives, and thrive. We challenge…