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Police Accountability Fellow - NDS, CA, NLADA
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 Neighborhood Defender Services, Inc to build out a national capacity for public defenders. NDS pioneered a holistic defense model when they opened in 1990 in Harlem and today, they have expanded holistic services to Detroit, San Antonio, and LA. Each client has a full team fighting on their behalf, including criminal and civil attorneys, family defense attorneys, advocates, social workers, investigators, paralegals, and interns. Beyond the courtroom, NDS advocates for policy changes to bring justice to their communities and hosts frequent education and outreach events to support its neighbors. In this role, you’ll join this team to strengthen impact litigation and policy around police accountability through outreach to community members, event planning, and communications. This position should be held by someone who is passionate about connecting community and the legal profession.
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Member Duties : NDS seeks a VISTA PACE Fellow to support the development and implementation of a new community-centered program that aims to fundamentally change the way public safety happens in Black and brown communities. The PACE Fellow will: help spearhead the PACE kick-off event, research areas of focus for impact litigation, assist in developing litigation strategy and policy agendas, provide administrative support for community counseling & leadership training, help develop local partnerships and community engagement, and assist in developing the PACE handbook. This work requires excellent writing and communication skills, as well as a commitment to learning about the operations of the criminal and civil legal system and the uniquely personal stories of impacted individuals. Applicant must be able to travel within the Southern California area. A bachelor’s or higher is preferred for this position; justice-impacted individuals are encouraged to apply.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Housing ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Health ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Homelessness ,  Veterans ,  Housing ,  Hunger ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Law ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Urban Planning ,  Veterans . 
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Police Accountability Fellow - NDS, CA, NLADA

Program Start/End Date
11/06/2023  -   11/04/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   Los Angeles/Orange County  


Accepting Applications
From  02/22/2023  To  10/13/2023 

Contact Cristina Ocampo
712 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton   CA   92832

Listing ID 116637


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