About the Program
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to reengineer 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 participant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking a Resource Coordinator. Reporting to the Senior Resource Coordinator, the Resource Coordinator will facilitate the program referral process for all BJI alternative to detention and incarceration programming. They will review all available information about each potentially eligible defendant to determine their specific suitability for all BJI programming. Once participants are enrolled in programming, the Resource Coordinator will provide written and verbal updates to the court including defense attorneys, Assistant District Attorneys, and Judges on a regular basis. The Resource Coordinator is also responsible for providing court coverage to various Criminal and Supreme Court parts, including specialized court initiatives. Specific responsibilities include conducting screenings and assessments with clients for all programming, facilitating client releases and other processes with court stakeholders, and troubleshooting any issues that arise.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Serve as a coordinator in the Brooklyn arraignment, all purpose, treatment and trial court parts, to determine eligibility for BJI operating programs;
- Conduct in-court mental health screenings, program outreach and/or referrals for clinical assessments to determine appropriate treatment options;
- Provide written and verbal case updates in multiple court parts and to court staff;
- Communicate with judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and court staff about eligible defendants’ suitability for specific BJI programming;
- Collaborate with a broad range of criminal justice, city government, and community partners;
- Assist with clinical assessments and screenings, as needed;
- Complete intakes and assessments for mandated clients;
- Assist with scheduling and rescheduling mandated defendants for both on and offsite groups and community service;
- Ensure that all clients who are mandated to services are connected with their assigned case manager upon their release;
- Provide direct services to program participants or voluntary clients, including group facilitation, as needed;
- Execute crisis intervention protocols to ensure client safety and connection to appropriate services post-arraignment;
- Escort clients to community-based treatment providers, as needed;
- Provide written and verbal case updates to the court and other court staff as needed including compliance reporting;
- Maintain appropriate client information in electronic databases and hard files, including court assessment, screening, and outcome information;
- Assist with outreach and scheduling regarding client compliance requirements;
- Assist senior staff with the development and implementation of new programs, protocols, initiatives, and interventions;
- Assist with data collection and management;
- Assist with toxicology testing and reporting;
- Provide training to clients for overdose response;
- Provide weekend day and night arraignment coverage on a rotating basis;
- Attend required staff meetings and trainings;
- Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed.
The ideal candidate is required to have a Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience working in a criminal court setting and/or human service field. Professional demeanor and ability to communicate appropriately with judges and other court personnel required. Highly organized, excellent communication skills, and strong writing ability with the capacity to be detail-oriented within a fast-paced, dynamic environment highly desired. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Position Type: Full-time, rotating schedule of day (9:00am-5:00pm), night (5:00pm-1:00am), weekend (day and night) shifts, and some holidays.
How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements with Resource Coordinator- ATI in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
BJI Resource Coordinator
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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.