Court Advocate
Center for Community Alternatives

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Post Date: Apr 29, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
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CCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek talented, dedicated individuals who possess a strong      commitment to CCA’s mission, including those with relevant personal experience in terms of recovery and/or justice involvement.

Job Summary: Responsible for providing direct court advocacy services to juvenile and adults including the development of written client specific alternative-to-detention/incarceration plans and updates for submission to the courts, coordination of court calendar, and liaison with defense attorneys, judges, family, and other pertinent service providers. This job provides exposure to all criminal justice stakeholders and permits regular court room appearances.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Initiate and review referrals of potential clients.

Interview clients (both detained and ROR’d) and conduct client assessments.

Collect and review additional information through interview of family members, and other collateral sources and
relevant documentation necessary to complete client assessment.

Participate in case conferences with other court advocates and case managers/counselors.

Liaise with defense attorneys, court staff, service providers and other stakeholders.

Prepare written client specific plan for court and review CSPs prepared by Court Advocates prior to court submission. Prepare and submit updates as required by the court.

Assist with the coordination of services to clients, ensuring that all court appearances are covered and the necessary plans and follow-up reports are timely submitted.

Update and maintain client court files.

Track displacement, referral, intake and other related statistics for program reporting.

Promote ATI/ATD programs and explain program requirements to clients and criminal justice stakeholders.

Participate in staff meetings, in-service and outside training.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Commitment to and experience in working with adults and youth with diverse cultural backgrounds who are involved, or at risk of involvement, with the criminal/juvenile justice system, HIV/AIDS, or substance abuse. Bachelor's degree in human service field. Strong written/oral communication and advocacy skills with the ability to negotiate multiple service delivery systems and agencies. Computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, data entry) required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

The Center for Community Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

Please submit cover letter and resume.

Contact Details
Name: Tonza Cunningham
Address: http://www.
City: Brooklyn
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 11201
Country: United States
Ph: 13154225638