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NLADA Community Resource Coordinator - Santa Barbara, CA
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. VISTAs will build capacity within their host organizations focused on two separate tracks of service: 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 Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s model of holistic defense offers a team-based approach to addressing problems like unemployment, homelessness, & addiction. The VISTA program has created partnerships to sustain and increase resources for clients. This position will assist in building & developing sustainable stakeholder partnerships to address the complexity of the community; they will be a key player in the community, strengthening relationships so our clients can receive better access to resources & achieve more successful outcomes; they will coordinate & attend community outreach events & foster relationships with the services agencies & non-profits within Santa Barbara County; assist in planning & coordinating office lead events; & help to manage social media accounts. They will work closely with the Community Defender Division (CDD). Finally, this VISTA contributing to the Annual Report and quarterly brochures for CDD/Racial Justice Committee.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Public Safety ,  Technology ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Urban Planning ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Law ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing . 
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NLADA Community Resource Coordinator - Santa Barbara, CA

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2022  -   08/29/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/13/2022  To  10/31/2022 

Contact Deepak Budwani
1100 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara   CA   93101

Listing ID 112986