Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Coordinator

PMHCC, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA3.7

Full-time$69,000 - $88,000 a year
EducationSkills

Position Summary:

The Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Coordinator is responsible for daily operations and management of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative. The goal of this systems-change initiative is to create more effective and efficient processes surrounding the use of detention and by so doing, to reduce detention populations while ensuring public safety and court appearance rates.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing community and stakeholder education regarding the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative
  • Communicating with Family Court, the Department of Human Services, Juvenile Justice system stakeholders and the Annie E. Casey Foundation on an ongoing basis
  • Assist Deputy Commissioner and/or Deputy Chief of probation on special projects and community initiatives as required
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned or required

Skills Required:

General Initiative Coordination: Coordinate and assist in the development of the local detention reform, vision, structure and expansion. General initiative coordination responsibilities include:

  • Plan and coordinate regular meetings of the JDAI Collaborative, including the DAI Collaborative Board and all JDAI workgroups, as necessary. Duties include agenda planning, pre-meeting data review and analysis, preparation of data and other materials to be shared and discussed at the meeting, assisting the Chair with running the meeting (as necessary) and keeping and distributing minutes
  • Attend and present at system stakeholder meetings, the Annual JDAI National Inter-Site Conference and other relevant professional conferences
  • Communicate regularly with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Technical Assistance team leaders, coordinate technical assistance planning and delivery
  • Local JDAI budget management, requests and reimbursements
  • Maintain and update Initiative and Task Force work plans
  • Management of the Quarterly Reporting Spreadsheet and Annual Report to the AECF

Task Force and Project Management: Work collaboratively with key local and statewide Juvenile Justice Stakeholders on work groups and committees; Providing staff support and facilitation during meetings; Completing required documents and research in order to move the Task Forces and projects forward:

Convene and Coordinate Four Formal Local Task Forces:

  • Detention Risk Assessment Instrument
  • Graduated Response
  • Data
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact

Coordinate Ongoing Projects, Including:

  • Evening Reporting Center
  • Post-ERC
  • GPS Unit support (data, manual)
  • Detention census trend identification and case exploration

Participate In and Provide Local Data and Perspective for Statewide Committees:

  • PaDRAI - Detention Risk Assessment Instrument
  • Graduated Response
  • Data

Other System Support: Provide General System Support, including:

  • Related grant writing and management (JDAI budget, PCCD grants)
  • Monthly PJJSC and Informal Adjustment statistics memos
  • FJD Annual Report assistance
  • Other policy support, including program logic models and revised policy development
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Intern supervision

JDAI Coordinator Responsibilities: The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Coordinator responsibilities are currently divided between general initiative coordination, specific Task Force/project management and other miscellaneous system support.

General Initiative Coordination: General initiative Coordination Responsibilities, including:

  • Quarterly JDAI Collaborative Board Meetings
  • Annual National JDAI Conference
  • Biweekly contact with Technical Assistance providers
  • Local JDAI budget management

Task Force and Project Management:

  • Four formal local Task Forces:
  • Risk Assessment Instrument
  • Graduated Response
  • Data
  • DMC

Ongoing Projects, including:

  • Evening Reporting Center
  • Post-ERC
  • GPS Unit support (data, manual)
  • Youth Review Meetings (census trend identification, preparation of list, minutes, support)

State Committees:

  • PaDRAI
  • Graduated Response
  • Data

Other System Support: General System Support, including:

  • Related grant writing and management (JDAI budget, PCCD)
  • Monthly PJJSC and Informal Adjustment statistics memos
  • FJD Annual Report assistance
  • Other policy support, including program logic models and revised policy development
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Intern supervision

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in Social Work or related field preferred. Must possess the technical skills required for planning, communicating, implementing, and evaluating community based programs. Must have knowledge of the goals, practices, and techniques of Philadelphia's juvenile probation office. Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally as well as in writing and to develop and present information to diverse audiences at the community, local government, and state level. Must have the ability to access and communicate project effectiveness utilizing appropriate evaluation methodologies including process and outcome methods.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

PMHCC, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity. It is our policy to support equal employment for all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual preferences, age, national origin, disability, behavioral health status, military status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Americans with Disabilities Act:

Employees as well as applicants who are currently, or become disabled, must be able to perform the functions of the job with either reasonable accommodation or unaided. PMHCC, Inc. will examine reasonable accommodations on a case by case basis in accordance with the law.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $69,049.00 to $88,410.00 /year

Experience:

  • ability to use evaluation methodologies (process & outcome): 1 year (Preferred)
  • writing and presentation skills: 1 year (Required)
  • technical skills to evaluate community based programs: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Phila juvenile probation office: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Master's (Preferred)