Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, the project operates the first alternative to incarceration and victim service program in the United States to focus on violent felonies in the adult courts. Nationally, it leverages the lessons from its direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted. Rigorous and hopeful, Common Justice builds practical strategies to hold people accountable for harm, break cycles of violence, and secure safety, healing and justice for survivors and their communities.
Common Justice operates a restorative justice-based alternative to incarceration and victim service program for serious and/or violent felony cases such as assault, burglary, and robbery. The project brings 16- to 26-year-olds responsible for crimes together with those they have harmed and their support people in a facilitated dialogue to determine appropriate sanctions to take the place of a prison sentence. The project engages and prepares all parties, convenes the dialogues, and provides supervision and support to both those harmed and those responsible for crime. It aims to meet the needs of people harmed by crime, prevent further violence, minimize the unnecessary use of incarceration, and improve people’s experience of justice.
Common Justice is seeking an experienced, hard-working, organized, enthusiastic person with excellent people skills to join its team.
The Assistant Director of Trauma Support will be responsible for the following duties:
• Supervise and train trauma support staff working directly with harmed parties/survivors of violence, including street violence.
• Coordinate harmed party engagement across the trauma support and larger direct service team.
• Contribute to the development and refinement of the survivor-centered, healing focused, culturally grounded, and responsive program model.
• Maintain a limited caseload and conduct additional individual sessions with harmed parties as needed.
• Conduct intakes and assessments with harmed parties.
• Attend and/or co-facilitate restorative justice dialogues with harmed and responsible parties.
• Interface with system partners as needed.
• Manage limited grant reporting and documentation (Salesforce/OVS).
• Manage the department’s crisis response to mental health and other co-occurring.
• Maintain responsibility for submitting online reporting for the court and represent harmed parties concerns at regular court appearances.
• Coordinate ongoing program assessment and evaluation.
• Collaborate effectively across all teams and departments.
• Facilitate trauma education groups, with a focus on education around healing, trauma, and transforming harm.
• Frequent evening and occasional weekend work will be required.
• Three or more years supervising staff.
• Experience working with survivors of crime/trauma and delivering trauma-informed care.
• Experience working with Salesforce and grant reporting (OVS).
• Experience in conflict resolution and violence intervention.
• Serious commitment to social justice.
Formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply.