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 Youth Case Manager. Reporting to the Senior Youth Social Worker, the Youth Case Manager will be responsible for monitoring a caseload of Supervised Release youth participants, providing supervision and referrals to voluntary social service interventions, and helping promote compliance with pretrial release conditions. The Youth Case Manager will maintain regular contact with participants, including facilitating in-person case management meetings and sending frequent court date reminders. Additionally, they will draft memos to keep the court informed on participants' compliance and will work with program staff to notify court parties if a participant is non-compliant with their supervision model.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Complete intakes and administering an assessment tool to participants admitted to the Pretrial Youth Program and Supervised Release Program;
- Provide comprehensive case management services, including bi-weekly, weekly or monthly in-person meetings, phone calls, emails and text messages;
- Provide additional comprehensive, clinically-informed case management services to clients (and, where appropriate, their families) to help address such issues as substance use, mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence, housing and vocational needs;
- Conduct outreach to collateral sources to provide supervision and court monitoring, as needed;
- Complete all necessary documentation and inputting data into a computer database;
- Facilitate on-site psychoeducational groups;
- Perform individual counseling sessions, as needed;
- Provide voluntary referrals to community-based services, as needed;
- Assist BJI staff with crisis intervention and de-escalation, as needed;
- Provide referrals to clients as needed to help address such issues as substance use, mental health, trauma, domestic violence, housing, and vocational needs;
- Perform voluntary individual counseling sessions, as requested by clients;
- Liaise with community-based providers regarding programming and compliance;
- Monitor and report on compliance to court stakeholders and working with defense attorneys to bring program participants into compliance, as needed;
- Conduct community and home-based visits, as appropriate
- Build relationships with court parties in Brooklyn Criminal and Supreme courthouses;
- Participate in trainings and attending staff meetings;
- Assist with other Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ intakes, screenings, and other related tasks, as needed;
- Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed;
- Must be detail oriented with strong time management and organizational skills;
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one-year experience in the criminal justice field. 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. Court-based case management is incredibly unique and demanding, and candidates must be open to constructive engagement with differing and, at times, competing perspectives. Candidates should be comfortable and well versed in working with the adolescents and their families. 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. Highly organized, excellent time management skills, and strong writing ability required. Bilingual Spanish-speaking required.
Position Type: Full-time, evening hours required on a rotating schedule several days per week (9:00am-5:00pm, 12:00pm-8:00pm, or other time frames as needed for BJI operations)
How to Apply
To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Email , with Youth Case Manager as the subject line of the email.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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.