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MSPD Holistic Advocates
Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of people involved in the criminal legal system? The Missouri State Public Defender’s Holistic Defense Services Program has teamed up with AmeriCorps Missouri to pioneer a groundbreaking holistic approach to public defense. This approach tackles the root causes of our clients’ involvement in the criminal legal system and helps to break the cycle of criminalization. As a Holistic Advocate, you will play a vital role in growing MSPD’s Holistic Defense Services Program, helping to shape the future of Missouri’s criminal legal system. Your dedication and passion will drive the transformation of a system that values compassion, fairness, and the inherent worth of every individual. Holistic Advocates will step into Missouri communities and engage with local service providers to connect clients to essential resources and services – which can help us get clients out of jail and back to their families and communities. Advocates will also collaborate closely with attorneys to help share their clients’ meaningful and powerful stories in their cases. Are you ready to make an impact? Apply to join our dynamic team of Holistic Advocates today! Site placements across the state of Missouri are flexible. Maximum allowed AmeriCorps living allowance provided. See link for benefit information. Please contact us for more information. These positions will remain open until filled.
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Member Duties : • Connecting clients to a wide range of vital resources, from housing and mental health care to substance use treatment and transportation. • Helping clients obtain essential documents and services, like IDs and health insurance, to help eliminate barriers and create more stability. • Uncovering the untold stories of clients through in-depth interviews, delving into their backgrounds to provide a holistic perspective that truly represents their journey. • Rallying support from their loved ones and community by engaging with family, friends, and support systems, while collecting impactful letters of support that amplify our clients’ voices. • Crafting compelling memos that weave together the narratives of our clients, showcasing their unique experiences and circumstances. • Building relationships with community partners to break down barriers and ensure that clients have access to the support that they need.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Public Safety ,  Hunger ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Veterans . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Law . 
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MSPD Holistic Advocates

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2024  -   08/31/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  


Accepting Applications
From  08/01/2022  To  08/31/2024 

Contact Alex Lubbe
1000 West Nifong
Columbia   MO   65203

Listing ID 113913


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