Fields: youth, criminal justice, social work, policy, law
Details and Requirements: The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a national nonprofit association comprising governor-appointed advisory groups on juvenile justice from the U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. CJJ is based in Washington, DC, yet has nationwide reach. CJJ is also the host and sponsor of the National Juvenile Justice Network NJJN)–a national network of state-based child advocacy organizations. CJJ’s principal mission is to build safe communities one child at a time, by ensuring that all children and families are treated fairly, and are given the resources and support to be positive and productive members of society.
The Associate Policy and Field Relations for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a key part of CJJ’s work with its members and national partners. The Associate keeps abreast of challenges and innovations in state and local juvenile justice practice and policy as well as relevant research to help develop policy papers, training materials, and other resources for the field and for other national organizations. Working with the other staff, the Associate plans, develops, and manages the overall provision of national and regional training and technical assistance to the organization’s members and allies. The Associate works within parameters set by public and private grants and represents the organization with partners, funders, and the public. The Associate is responsible for creating and conducting needs assessments, creating and conducting training and technical assistance (TA) programs for state/local members and partners, matching training and TA to identified needs, and evaluating the effectiveness of CJJ’s training and TA.
Bachelor’s degree or greater in social sciences, education, social work, law and justice related fields, public health or other fields of relevance to the work of juvenile justice reform; Working knowledge of juvenile justice systems and the intersection of local, state, and federal juvenile justice and delinquency prevention initiatives; Excellent written communication skills and high level of productivity in synthesizing and reporting complex material for a public audience, in written form; Public speaking experience across a range of venues and proven ability to motivate others through presentations and verbal communication; Demonstrated ability to manage multi-faceted projects involving partnerships and collaborations; Broad knowledge and experience in managing all aspects of staging, funding, promoting, and managing training and technical assistance involving juvenile justice content (or similar content) and multiple learning objectives and tracks of activity; Writing, editing, and research skills, and ability to frame and draft cogent messages; Willingness to work in Washington, DC and ability to travel
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