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The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to justice innovators.

The Center for Court Innovation seeks a Mentor for its ICM Plus program at the Queens Youth Justice Center (QYJC). QYJC operates an array of programming for local youth, with a particular focus on engaging those with justice involvement. Current initiatives include a teen-led youth court, an alternative-to-detention program, intensive case management for youth with mental health needs, and a respite program for court-involved youth facing family instability. By offering positive pro-social programming for young people, QYJC aims to stop the cycle of delinquency and crime for adolescents and reduce reliance on detention. The comprehensive programming offers all participating young people leadership development and service opportunities designed to promote positive engagement in their communities.

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the ICM Mentor is responsible for facilitating interactive journaling to participants inside the ICM Plus Program. The ICM Mentor will also provide one on one support to participants and providing them with ongoing case management services. The mentor will also provide administrative support to the Program Coordinator when needed.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide one-on-one case management and support services to participants (service plan, referrals, and follow up);
  • Facilitate interactive journaling sessions focused on skill development and goal setting;
  • Work with the Program Coordinator to organize and facilitate a mentor support group;
  • Ensure thorough and accurate file-keeping and reporting on progress and compliance of participants;
  • Input data to ensure proper tracking of clients and measure program success;
  • Participate in regular staff meetings to coordinate program needs and objectives;
  • Provide enrollment and administrative coverage when necessary;
  • Attend evening and weekend community events when necessary;
  • Assist in special events and collaborate on larger QYJC projects as necessary;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma (or higher) and at least 3 years experience in youth development work within the juvenile justice system. Excellent written and verbal communication and computer skills required. Seeking an extremely outgoing, personable, and professional individual who can think creatively and critically about their approach in engaging a marginalized population; a detail-oriented, self-starter who takes initiative and can get things done in a high-paced environment, and who is sensitive to working with people who have criminal backgrounds.

Compensation: $20 per hour

Position Type: Part-time with flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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