The Center for Court Innovation is committed to reducing crime and incarceration, addressing violence, supporting survivors, and building communities while strengthening public trust in justice. The Center seeks justice for marginalized groups, bringing an equity lens – particularly a racial and gender equity lens – to its work. For 25 years, the Center has worked to foster justice and equity to create safe, healthy, and thriving communities and, ultimately, to transform the justice system.
The Center is an 800-employee, $100 million nonprofit that accomplishes its vision through three pillars of work: creating and scaling operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performing original research to determine what works (and what doesn’t), and providing expert assistance and policy guidance to justice reformers around the world.
The Center’s operating programs, including the award-winning Red Hook Community Justice Center and Midtown Community Court, test new ideas, solve difficult problems, and attempt to achieve systemic change within the justice system. Our projects include community-based violence prevention programs, alternatives to incarceration, reentry initiatives, and court-based initiatives that reduce the use of unnecessary incarceration and promote positive individual and family change. Through this programming, we have produced tangible results like safer streets, reduced incarceration, and improved neighborhood perceptions of justice.
Researchers at the Center conduct independent evaluations, documenting how government systems work, how neighborhoods function, and how reform efforts change things. We believe in the “action research” model; accordingly, our researchers provide regular feedback on the results of the Center’s own operating programs. The Center has published studies on topics including youth in the sex trade, reentry, gun violence, and drug treatment as an alternative to incarceration. Our researchers have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.
Policy & Expert Assistance
The Center provides hands-on, planning and implementation assistance to a wide range of jurisdictions in areas of reform such as problem-solving courts (e.g., community courts, treatment courts, domestic violence courts), tribal justice, reducing incarceration and the use of fines/fees and reducing crime and violence. Our current expert assistance takes many forms, including help with analyzing data, strategic planning and consultation, policy guidance, and hosting site visits to its operating programs in the New York City area.
The Parent Support Program has been operating in the Kings County Family Court since 2010, in the Bronx Family Court since 2018 and in New York County Family Court since 2019. In 2021 The Parent Support Program expanded its services citywide. The Parent Support Program, designed to help non-custodial parents overcome barriers to participation in their child’s life and improve compliance with child support payments, will increase capacity in the Bronx.
The Center is seeking a Resource Coordinator who will be working in the Bronx County Family Court. Reporting to the Director of the Parent Support Program, the Resource Coordinator will be responsible for working with respondent parents, tracking their compliance with court orders and helping them overcome barriers to engagement.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assess, screen and refer parents to work, fathering and other programs;
- Collaborate with judges, court personnel, support collection officers, and others to develop a problem-solving approach to support collection;
- Track respondent compliance with child support payments and program participation;
- Provide direct and holistic services to program participants;
- Provide written and oral case updates to the court, as needed;
- Maintain participant data in the electronic database system;
- Attend required staff meetings and trainings;
- Additional relevant tasks, as necessary.
Qualifications: Master of Social Work (MSW) preferred. Additional qualifications include:
- Prior experience with fatherhood and/or employment programs;
- A background in child support, family, and/or domestic violence issues;
- A creative, assertive self-starter who can work well with others and complete tasks in a fast-paced environment;
- Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel and partner agencies;
- Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-responsive manner;
- Excellent organization and time management skills..
Position Location: Kings County Family Court
Compensation: The compensation range for this position is $53,500 to $66,000 and is commensurate with experience. The Center for Court Innovation offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive healthcare with a national network, free basic dental coverage, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts including commuter FSA. We prioritize mental health care for our staff and offer services like Talkspace and Ginger through our healthcare plans. We offer a 403(b) retirement plan with a two-to-one employer contribution up to 5%.
The 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.
As of September 9, 2021, all new hires are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for medical, disability or religious reasons by the Center’s Human Resources Department.
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.