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NLADA Community Client Support Coordinator NOLA
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 new VISTA project, Defending Communities in Service, will build sustainable community relationships and data systems and practices that allow participating public defender offices to more holistically support communities in need. During the first year of this project VISTAs will build capacity within their host organizations focused on two separate tracks of service: Community Partnerships or Data Systems. The Community Partnerships VISTAs (that's you!) will serve as the driving force connecting their hosting Public Defender office to other justice system stakeholders, community organizations and service providers, strategic leaders, and to other relevant local National Service operations. These connections will help the public defenders to more effectively provide wraparound services to their clients and to more clearly understand and communicate the overall local services landscape upon which their clients rely. 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.
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Member Duties : The OPD VISTA’s duties are to expand community outreach & a client support program. The VISTA will use communication skills to educate the public on the importance of public defense, needs of clients & community, OPD’s role in the criminal system, & holistic defense. The VISTA will strengthen existing partnerships & create new ones with community allies to further a Know Your Rights program, bring support to clients & families with our Participatory Defense Movement partner, & identify strategic programs & fundraising for our direct client support. You should be passionate about supporting community with direct support & advocacy, combating harmful impacts of the criminal system, & educating others on public defense & incarceration. You need people & listening skills & an ability to think creatively & critically to better meet the needs of our community. You must have a commitment to the well-being of the community & a willingness to work with marginalized community members.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Public Safety ,  Community Outreach ,  Hurricane Katrina . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Law ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
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NLADA Community Client Support Coordinator NOLA

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2022  -   08/15/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations LOUISIANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2022  To  09/01/2022 

Contact Lindsey Hortenstine
2601 Tulane Ave
New Orleans   LA   70119
(504) 827-8169

Listing ID 104922