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. This job will be in either Brooklyn or the Bronx.
- Conduct individual preparatory sessions with responsible parties (defendants) before their facilitated dialogues with those they have harmed;
- Conduct intakes and assessments with responsible parties;
- Co-facilitate dialogues with harmed and responsible parties;
- Rigorously supervise responsible parties as they complete their agreements;
- Connect responsible parties to appropriate services and supports;
- Monitor attendance and compliance information, accurately enter data and notes; and prepare accurate reports for the court;
- Deliver trauma-informed curriculum and services;
- Facilitate responsible party groups, with a focus on violence, trauma, and healthy masculinity, if appropriate.
- Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)
- Three or more years experience working with system-involved youth and/or adults required
- Serious commitment to social justice
Frequent evening and occasional weekend work will be required.
Salary is commensurate with experience within Common Justice’s pay range of $62,500 - $68,500 for a Manager level position. A competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, retirement 401(k), and substantial vacation.
Formerly incarcerated people strongly encouraged to apply.