Apply HERE (Applications due February 16, 2018)
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: 2
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.
Interns will be assigned to the SYEP team where they will be able to choose from the following projects:
- 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.
- Summer Youth Employment program Assistant (Schedule is 10am-6pm M-F)
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a city-wide program that support upwards of 70,000 youth in NYC (14-24 year olds) secure a 6-week paid summer employment. CASES participates in the Vulnerable Youth initiative to support youth who are justice involved, homeless and/or in the foster care system. CASES is responsible for 350 youth over the summer. Interns will assist the SYEP team to deliver group Orientations for youth who will earn a 6-week paid summer job. In June, interns will help youth apply to SYEP which includes direct work with clients and other referring agencies. Orientations for SYEP will occur in June and the first week of July. Interns who are interested in assisting with group facilitation will have the opportunity to co-facilitate these Orientations. In July and August, youth will be working at identified work sites. Interns will have the opportunity to create and facilitate employment support workshops for small groups of youth who are working and need extra support.
Both positions will require 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