Common Justice is seeking an experienced, hard-working, organized, enthusiastic person with excellent people skills to join its team. This job will be based out of the Bronx office.
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 based out of The Bronx office.
- 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 engagement, 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, gender, sexuality, and health, if appropriate.
- MSW or comparable degree preferred;
- Three 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;
- 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;
- 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. This is an on-site role so candidates who are NYC-based are strongly preferred. This position requires regular presence at The Bronx office.
Please submit a resume and cover letter here.
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 educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission. Formerly incarcerated people and/or survivors or violence strongly encouraged to apply.