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 Intervention will be responsible for the following duties:
- Supervise and train intervention staff working directly with responsible parties (defendants);
- Coordinate responsible party engagement across the intervention team;
- Maintain responsibility for developing and submitting written reports for the court and represent Common Justice at regular court appearances;
- Coordinate ongoing program assessment and evaluation;
- Collaborate effectively across all teams and departments;
- Maintain a limited caseload and conduct additional individual sessions with responsible parties as needed;
- Conduct intakes and assessments with responsible parties;
- Facilitate dialogues with harmed and responsible parties;
- Deliver trauma-informed curriculum and services;
- Interface with system partners as needed;
- Contribute to grant reporting and management;
- Develop and maintain community partnerships;
- Contribute to the development and refinement of the intervention model;
- Facilitate gender-specific responsible party groups, with a focus on violence, trauma, and gender-based violence, if appropriate.
Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
- MSW or comparable degree preferred;
- Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred;
- Three or more years supervising staff required;
- Five or more years experience working with system-involved youth and/or adults required;
- Experience working with victims of crime/survivors of trauma and delivering trauma-informed care preferred;
- Experience working with criminal justice system actors preferred;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Strong group facilitation skills preferred;
- Experience in conflict resolution and violence intervention;
- Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently;
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Strong written communication skills and demonstrated ability to utilize program database for case management;
- Serious commitment to social justice;
- Formerly incarcerated people strongly encouraged to apply
Frequent evening and occasional weekend work will be required.
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.
Please submit a resume, dates of availability and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including regarding educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.