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NLADA Community Partnerships VISTA - GA
 
 
 
Because the quality of justice in America should not depend on how much money a person has, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) leads public defenders, community advocates, and civil attorneys to advance justice and expand opportunity for all by promoting excellent delivery of legal services for people who cannot afford counsel. NLADA’s AmeriCorps VISTA program, Defending Communities in Service, builds sustainable community relationships, data systems, and practices that allow public defender offices to more holistically support communities in need with a strong focus on racial equity. In this position, NLADA has partnered with Augusta Judicial Circuit Public Defender to build up holistic services in Georgia. The Augusta Judicial Circuit Public Defender zealously represents indigent people charged with a crime in Richmond County, GA. This position will put you into the full environment of a public defender office with regular opportunities to court watch, attend local government meetings, and meet public defense leaders across the state of Georgia. You will join the Client Services Division to impact clients’ lives beyond the courtroom.
 
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Member Duties : Since 2018, our Client Services Division has expanded its capacity to connect clients to wraparound services, such as substance abuse treatment, mental health supports, and housing. We need someone to help us strengthen and develop new relationships with community partners. In this role, the member will utilize their proven communication skills to advocate for the dignity, needs, and rights of clients. They will conduct research to find opportunities for clients to receive support, build a comprehensive method of tracking partnerships, and ensure the sustainability of those relationships. The ideal candidate will need people skills, a commitment to the well-being of the community, and the ability to collaborate with stakeholders across a spectrum of political, social, and cultural ideologies. They should be passionate about the impact of the criminal justice system. Apply today to build up holistic services in Augusta!
 
Program Benefits : Housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Technology ,  Public Safety ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Law ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Urban Planning ,  Veterans ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NLADA Community Partnerships VISTA - GA

Program Start/End Date
12/04/2023  -   12/02/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/01/2023  To  11/10/2023 

Contact Lucy Roth
902 Greene St
Augusta   GA   30901
706-312-5105
lroth@augustaga.gov

Listing ID 111809


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