Adult Offenders Community Corrections Internship

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Hennepin County
Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs
Minneapolis, MN
Posted: January 25 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) is seeking candidates who share our mission: community safety, community restoration, and reducing the risk of re-offense.

DOCCR envisions a safe environment where children and adults are responsible, law-abiding, and add value to our community; and communities demonstrate the capacity for reconciliation, encouragement, and full incorporation of all our people.

Internships with DOCCR are a way to learn in an environment that is diverse and offers the opportunity to work along with the best professionals in the field. Interns may be placed in one of three areas listed below, to receive hands-on professional experience by assisting staff in providing a variety of functions. •Adult Probation provides services to the courts in a variety of ways including, assessing defendants booked into jail, conducting pre-sentencing investigations and supervising offenders in the community.
•Sentence to Service program provides a sentencing alternative for low risk offenders to complete their court ordered conditions by working on community improvement and restoration projects.
•Electronic Home Monitoring assist with answering busy phone lines from adult and juvenile clients; dealing with alerts; writing court, violation and progress reports.

Internships are unpaid and can be used for college credit or work experience, will be for the duration of May 2016 through August 2016 with an opportunity to extend into the fall. There is a minimum requirement of 400 hours to be completed (working a minimum of 20 hours a week). Regular business hours are 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM.

Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities of these internships include:•Observe and job shadow criminal justice systems and learn about the roles of probation staff.
•Effective use of corrections-related technology.
•Interact with community agencies, social service agencies, and criminal justice partners.
•Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services.
•Specific tasks will be assigned in the following areas: ◦Adult Probation: assist staff with screening and assessing clients; monitoring compliance with court conditions; maintaining files, records and correspondence.
◦Sentence to Service: assist with scheduling of service assignments; monitoring non-compliant clients; updating offender files using related technology.
◦Electronic Home Monitoring: assist with answering busy phone lines from adult and juvenile clients; dealing with alerts; writing court, violation and progress reports.

Requirements

Best Qualified Candidates will have:
•Current enrollment as a senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in corrections, criminal justice, sociology, psychology and/or another related major.
•Earned a 2.8 GPA or higher.
•Experience working with or knowledge of mental health issues and/or chemical dependency.
•Ability to commit to 400 hours of work and receive academic credit for internship.
•Ability to work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population.

To view complete posting and to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1321015

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