Intern, Supervised Release Program

internship - full time, paid

Center For Court Innovation
New York, NY
Closed
Posted 48 Days ago
Center For Court Innovation
New York, NY
internship - full time, paid
Posted 48 Days ago
Closed

Description

Intern, Supervised Release Program 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. Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, seeks to re-engineer the experience of criminal court in Brooklyn, New York by providing judges and attorneys meaningful alternatives to bail, fines, and jail sentences. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is a team of social service providers, court-based resource coordinators, and others who seek to improve the quality of justice. By providing meaningful pre-trial supervised release and post-conviction sentencing options, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to use an arrest as a window of opportunity to change the direction of a participants life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration. Reporting to the SRP Pre-Trial Clinical Coordinator, the Summer Intern will be responsible for assisting Alternative to Detention (ATD) staff, including greeting and assisting clients, helping to facilitate the referral and eligibility process, assisting ATD staff with intakes and screenings, and supporting ATD staff around community-based events. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist with intakes and case management sessions of participants admitted to the Supervised Release Program, as needed; Provide voluntary referrals to community-based services, as needed; Assist in research projects related to internal protocols and procedures; Assist with data collection, data entry, and quality assurance; Contact clients, partner agencies, and attorneys via phone, email, and text (assessments, session, group, court reminders, etc.); Assist BJI management in the planning and execution of community-based events; Assist with other Brooklyn Justice Initiatives intakes, screenings, and other related tasks, as needed; Escort clients from court part to BJI offices and treatment/testing offices within the courthouse; Provide assistance to the office manager, including providing coverage for the front desk, answering phones, filing paperwork, copying materials, and greeting/checking-in clients; Participate in clinic meetings, trainings, team check-ins, in-service trainings, and off-site project visits. Qualifications: Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel and on-site partner agencies in a high-pressure/fast paced work environment. Candidates should have a strong commitment to social justice issues, and a desire to learn more about the counseling, social work, and/or criminal justice field. Experience with drug/alcohol treatment, mental health services, co-occurring disorders, adolescent development, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches preferred. Candidates must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner. Candidates must also be comfortable working with adolescents, adults, and families. Highly organized, excellent time management skills, and strong writing ability required; Bilingual Spanish-speaking preferred. Position Type: Internship from June through August 2019; full-time. Compensation : $15/hour. Interns seeking academic credit are encouraged to apply. Location: Downtown Brooklyn 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.

Skills

spanish, social services, innovation, planning, spanish-speaking, microsoft word, microsoft windows, time management, training, testing, event management, writing, consulting, quality assurance, organization

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