Criminal Justice Liason
Project Renewal

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Post Date: May 22, 2024
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $47,000/yr
Location: US - New York - New York City
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Title:                Criminal Justice Liaison

Program:          Ana’s Place Shelter

Salary Range:   $47,000/yr

Program Description:

Ana’s Place is a 108 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless men diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse. Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, recreational activities and housing placement assistance. Additionally, psychiatric services are provided Monday through Friday, staffed by a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and a licensed practical nurse.

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Clinical Director, with some latitude for independent action and decision making, the Criminal Justice Liaison is responsible for serving as a Community Coordinator and will be responsible for maintaining DHS partnerships with the criminal justice system; work to ensure that discharge planning efforts for people leaving jail and prison have been completed with the goal of preventing homelessness; and serve as the Agency's liaison on sex offenders, by working with our partner agencies, and shelter staff to organize various trainings, disseminate information and best practices for working with this population, and coordinate relationships between shelter and partner agency staff. They will also work with designated shelter staff to ensure that these clients have submitted the most current information to our partnership agencies and ensure that the client demographics are consistent between DHS and the partnership agencies. The selected candidate will also be required to utilize data feeds, information received from the DHS Security Department, and other sources of information to monitor and track sex offenders within the system and ensure that they are in compliance with registration requirements. In addition, she/he will be required to produce weekly reports detailing the current sex offender population, their location within our system, risk level, and other needed demographic information; and work with other departments within DHS to produce ADHOC reports or provide information as requested in a time sensitive manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Criminal Justice Liaison include but are not limited to the following activities:

Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings, case conferences and community meetings.
Attends recommended training programs to better serve the clients.
Inputs statistical data into the CARES system.
Available to work in the evenings and on weekends.
Experience working in shelters, supportive housing programs and/or with people with mental illness and/or addictions preferred.
Performs other duties as assigned by management.


A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience working with substance abusers, or mentally illand/or dually diagnosed individuals, or homeless individuals with either a diagnosis of mental illness or a substance addiction

Excellent oral, writing and listening skills
Knowledge of case management softwares as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

All newly hired Project Renewal staff must provide verification of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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