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NLADA Community Public Defense VISTA - NYC, OAD
 
 
 
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 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 Office of the Appellate Defender (OAD) seeks a VISTA to strengthen OAD’s partnerships with community and justice stakeholders, and to improve OAD’s ability to provide truly holistic appellate defense representation. The OAD VISTA will work to ensure that the office has a meaningful understanding of the ways in which criminal laws and policies impact its individual clients, their families and their communities, and to improve OAD’s capacity to share information that will ease the trying process of navigating the criminal legal system. Thus, the VISTA will not only build enduring connections between OAD and impacted communities, they will also create and institute processes for intra and inter-office/agency information-sharing, with a focus on our clients’ most basic but as yet unmet needs during and after incarceration.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*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 :
Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Homelessness ,  Public Safety ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Law ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NLADA Community Public Defense VISTA - NYC, OAD

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  06/29/2020  To  08/17/2020 

Contact Stephen Chu
11 Park Pl
New York   NY   10007
212-402-4122
schu@oadnyc.org
www.nlada.org/VISTA
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 97550


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