About the Program
Operating out of Bronx County Criminal Court, Bronx Community Solutions’ pretrial supervised release program provides regular monitoring and referral services to misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants whose cases are pending Criminal Court. The Alternatives to Incarceration program responds to low level crimes by providing additional sentencing options for non-violent offenders. These programs reduce the reliance on pre-trial detention and short-term jail sentences and offers defendants the assistance they need to avoid further criminal conduct.
Bronx Community Solutions is seeking a Resource Coordinator. Reporting to both Associate Directors of Court Operations, this dual role will oversee the Supervised Release and the Alternatives to Incarceration court programs. The Resource Coordinator serves as the primary liaison and representative between Bronx Community Solutions (BCS) and court room staff in arraignments. The Resource Coordinator must be intimately acquainted and well versed in all alternative sanction options and services offered by BCS as well as facilitate the program referral process for pretrial release, determine eligibility and advocate on the record for former/current & potential clients. The Resource Coordinator must be prepared to provide information on programs and services, respond to questions or concerns by courtroom staff, visitors or the public. In addition, the Resource Coordinator must establish close connections with other departments, criminal justice agencies & community organizations on behalf of BCS.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Communicate with prosecutors, defense attorneys and, other court staff in identifying appropriate short or long-term alternative to incarceration sentencing options;
- Conduct in-court eligibility screenings for both alternative to incarceration and pre-trial detention programs;
- Preform program outreach and/or refer for clinical assessments to determine appropriate sentencing options;
- Reporting on compliance to judges and provide detailed case information when individuals return to court for both initiatives;
- Track cases and manage multiple court room assignments;
- Maintain good courtroom relations with all stakeholders;
- Update client information in electronic databases and hard files, including court screening/assessment outcome information;
- Deliver court update reports to the courtroom(s), gather case outcome information, collect court documents (JAS) and stand on the record if necessary;
- Assisting clinical staff with longer term non-treatment case management responsibilities including court tracking; program outreach and compliance reporting;
- Participate in on-going court wide training for ATI and ATD programming.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one year in a related area, preferably as a criminal justice practitioner. Excellent written skills are a must. Candidate must be skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community.
Position Type: Full-time rotation of Days (9:00am - 5:00 pm shift), Weekends and Holidays.
How to Apply
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Bronx Community Solutions
215 East 161st Street, Room 2-12C
Bronx, New York 10451
Note: 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 Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.