Because the quality of justice in America should not depend on how much money a person has, NLADA leads a broad network of advocates on the front lines to advance justice and expand opportunity for all by promoting excellence in the delivery of legal services for people who cannot afford counsel. This VISTA project, Defending Communities in Service, will build sustainable capacity, including community relationships and data systems and practices, that allow participating public defender offices to more holistically support communities in need. During the third year of this project VISTAs will build capacity within their host organizations focused on several tracks of service. The Community Partnerships VISTAs (that's you!) will serve as the driving force assisting their hosting Public Defender office to better understand the data that they have access to and how to utilize this data to better advocate for the needs of their programs and clients. Increased data awareness and system improvement will allow public defenders to more clearly understand the importance of their work on a community-wide level and to be able to guide their programs and organizational decisions based on data and proven programmatic success. All NLADA VISTA project members will explore opportunities to utilize technology and automation to create communication and data-sharing channels between public defenders and human services organizations designed to last beyond the period of their projects, with minimal maintenance required.
Member Duties :
The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy advocates for justice in the courtroom, access to the classroom, and support in the community on behalf of youth and their families in the City of Evanston. With the Data Systems VISTA role, we aim to demonstrate the impact of our work and improve our systems of support to help youth thrive. In this role, the VISTA member will utilize data collection skills to create a tracking mechanism for client outcomes and needs. They should have a background in research and evaluation. They should be passionate about the impact of the criminal justice system and other forms of how society institutionalizes disinvested communities. They should be a team player and self-starter. Most of all, they should have a passion for service and the well-being of the community. Apply today to build up holistic services in Evanston - helping develop a model of care for the region, state, and nation!
Program Benefits :
Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Stipend .
- For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Ex-Offender Reentry , Public Safety , Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Technology , Neighborhood Revitalization .
Communications , Leadership , Computers/Technology , Social Services , Non-Profit Management , Team Work , Law , Data , General Skills , Community Organization , Fund raising/Grant Writing .
NLADA Data Public Defense VISTA - IL, Moran
Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020 - 08/16/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
21 Maximum: None
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 06/01/2020 To 08/17/2020
Contact Patrick Keenan-Devlin
1900 Dempster St
Evanston IL 60202
Listing ID 96633