About the Program
The Staten Island Justice Center’s pretrial supervised release program provides regular monitoring and referral services to misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants whose cases are pending Criminal and Supreme Court. The goal of the program is to provide community-based supervision for individuals who would otherwise be detained pretrial on low bail amounts.
The Staten Island Justice Center is seeking a Resource Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Court Operations, the Resource Coordinator will facilitate the program referral process for pretrial release shortly before or after a defendant is arraigned. The Resource Coordinator will review all available information about each potentially eligible defendant to determine whether they are suitable for the program. Once participants are enrolled in the program, they will provide written and verbal updates to the court including defense attorneys, Assistant District Attorneys, and Judges on a regular basis. This position is also responsible for providing court coverage to various Criminal and Supreme Court parts, including specialized court initiatives and conducting screenings and assessments.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Communicate with prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other court staff about eligible defendants’ suitability for programs;
- Screen appropriate misdemeanor and non-violent felony defendants at arraignments to determine risk level and program eligibility;
- Ensure that all defendants who are released to pretrial supervision are connected with a case manager;
- Provide written and verbal case updates to the court and other court staff as needed including compliance reporting;
- Assist with intakes of participants and administer assessment tools;
- Facilitate group sessions for program participants;
- Maintain appropriate client information in electronic databases and hard files, including court assessment, screening and outcome information;
- Track cases and manage multiple court room assignments;
- Maintain good courtroom relationships with all participants and partners;
- Assist the Court Operations department with data entry;
- Participate in staff meetings and trainings;
- Attend evening community events and meetings, as needed;
- Perform other duties as necessary to support the Staten Island Justice Center and department activities;
- Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Court Operations.
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 or 3-4 years’ experience in the criminal justice field as an equivalency. Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are required. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary settings and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Candidate must also enjoy working with a diverse population and be a team player. Court-based work is a unique and demanding area of practice, and candidates must be open to constructive engagement with other professionals who have differing and, at times, competing perspectives.
How to Apply
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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.