CASES- Assistant Court Representative

Apply HERE (Applications due February 15, 2019)
 

Websitehttp://www.cases.org

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Address of Internships: 

Brooklyn Office: 151 Lawrence Street 3rd floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

Harlem Office: 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr blvd 8th floor NY, NY 10027

Number of Positions: 1
 

Organization Description

Mission: The mission of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) is to increase public safety through innovative services that reduce crime and incarceration, improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for success in the community

CASES currently runs over 24 programs and has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx serving clients from all 5 boroughs. We are a growing agency and employ upwards of 250 people. 

Interns will have the opportunity to work within the court houses to support the advocacy and intake. The court house is the front door to our flagship youth program, the Court Employment Project, an ATI serving youth 16-24. Interns working with our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) will have the opportunity to assist 350 vulnerable youth secure summer employment.
 

Position Description

  1. Assistant Court Representative (Schedule is 9am-5pm M-F)
    Interns will work within the Court Employment Project (CEP) which serves 16-24 year olds who are found eligible based on our criteria. CEP is an Alternative to Incarceration program, and CASES flagship youth program. Clients are mandated to CEP for 6-12 months where they will have periodic court dates while participating in program services. Interns will assist court representatives to identify eligible clients for CEP. This includes: Screening court calendars, interviewing potential clients and gathering preliminary documents. Interns will also participate in assisting court representatives to gather vital information for court reports and contacting stakeholders (clients, social workers, case coordinators, defender agencies and parents/guardians) to ensure court reports are accurate. Interns will also be invited to join team meetings at our 2 main locations: Downtown Brooklyn and Harlem. Interns will also have the opportunities to sit in on court appearances and work with current youth to support their compliance to the program. 

Qualifications:

 A high level of patience and compassion for our clients.

We are seeking someone who is comfortable in front of groups (15-30 people) and has a working knowledge of Excel