JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Restorative Justice Diversion Coordinator
Full Circle Restorative Justice (FCRJ) provides restorative justice diversion, victim advocacy, restorative school programs and community dialogues to transform harm and conflict. The FCRJ mission is to increase the health and safety of the community through restorative prevention and intervention. Restorative justice practices (RJP) restore and strengthen community through skillful advocacy and facilitation of conversations involving conflict, crime or harmful behavior. RJP promote relationship, respect, responsibility, repair and reintegration.
FCRJ works with victims/survivors of crime ensuring they can safely and confidentially express what they need to heal or move forward to the extent possible. Restorative justice conference facilitators also work with those involved in the criminal justice system due to criminal activity or harmful behavior to allow them an alternative to punishment that requires more accountability and has been shown to reduce recidivism and increase community safety and wellness.
FCRJ prevention programs for schools provide services to educators, administrators, parents and students to resolve conflicts quickly and thoroughly with the goals of reducing school violence, increasing learning and enhancing peer and student-teacher relationships. Attending to these goals results in a reduction of the school-to-prison pipeline and leads to safer communities.
OPEN POSITION: FCRJ is seeking a Restorative Justice (RJ) Diversion Coordinator responsible for being the lead for the program and point person for partners. The position works directly with victims, youth and parents in cases that are diverted from the criminal justice system. The RJ Diversion Coordinator will work closely with the FCRJ executive director, Restorative Schools Facilitator and FCRJ facilitators and volunteers. This position requires a high-level consistent communication with all participants, ability to work independently and track multiple cases and tasks.
The RJ Diversion Coordinator reports directly to the FCRJ Executive Director responsible for the RJ Diversion Coordinator’s performance evaluations.
- Receive case referrals from the District Attorney’s office, municipal courts and other referring agents.
- Communicate with defendants and victims initially and throughout the program to completion.
- Document and communicate to case team and work closely with restorative schools coordinator.
- Use effective and efficient practices for scheduling multiple people with different needs.
- Provide consistent and accurate case reporting to referring agents and courts
- Attend court proceedings to speak on behalf of diversion program victims and defendants.
- Accurately track case data in consultation with the ED
- Continuously improve and clarify standardized procedures for RJ Diversion program
- Lead weekly case review, update case review sheet and team members about current case status, next steps and action items for each active case.
- Effectively use online shared folders for current versions of diversion program forms and case information
- Answer calls and share voicemail information via email to the appropriate team member
- Facilitate case pre-conferences and conferences; monitor client progress through program completion.
- Schedule volunteers and therapy dog teams to assist with cases.
- Communicate to the ED about case escalation needs or special conditions that require discussion.
- Keep case files up to date with current participant information and communications.
- Assist with monthly volunteer meetings.
- Experience working with youth
- Appreciation of and commitment to:
- Restorative principles and values
- Conflict resolution principles & values
- Mindful communication
- Taking personal responsibility for actions
- Giving and receiving direct feedback
- Being culturally responsive
- Technological proficiency and experience using organizational software and online directories (Microsoft Office, online meeting applications, Google Suite and more)
- Detail-oriented, ability to work independently with strong initiative while also performing well in a team environment.
- Creative and proactive willingness to build, innovate and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
- Comfortable with continuous improvement and tracking multiple items
- Professional and effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Bilingual in Spanish and English
- Experience working or volunteering using restorative justice or restorative practices
- Formal or informal experience with trauma-informed care, positive youth development, motivational interviewing or victim advocacy
- Experience leading people in groups or teams
- Position pays hourly, $19-22 per hour depending on experience
- The position is half-time, 30 hours per week
- Some travel will be necessary
- A cover letter stating the applicant’s name, address, phone number and email address as well as statements about the applicant’s interest in restorative justice and restorative practices, qualifications and relevant experience.
- A current resume that includes education and job history.
- A list of 3 references: 2 professional and 1 personal, stating the person’s name, phone number, email address and relationship to you.
All applicants must email the above requested application materials to Kimberly Parker at email@example.com. Please include “RJ Diversion Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.
Deadline to apply is July 16th, 2021. Interviews will be held immediately following the application deadline. Position start date will be as soon as possible.
FCRJ is committed to making all personnel decisions without regard to race, creed, age, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class as required by applicable law.