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Defending Communities in Service- Community Partnerships PA
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. During the first year of this project VISTAs will build capacity within their host organizations focused on two separate tracks of service: Community Partnerships or Data Systems. 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 : You will play an integral role in implementing Justice Lab’s strategic advocacy plan. Primary duties will include building relationships between our staff and area non-profits and service providers identified in the Justice Lab report. You will work collaboratively with area organizations to do the following: (1) Identifying which non-profits or service providers are better suited to address the unique problems returning citizens encounter when coming back to their communities; (2) Devising a model of re-entry planning and programming that starts at the time of arrest; (3) Creating a referral process unique to a particular organization that can be utilized in efficiently linking returning citizens with appropriate resources and programming and; (4) Developing an evaluation system that will measure whether a referral is indeed helping our returning citizens access resources and programming.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Law ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Defending Communities in Service- Community Partnerships PA

Program Start/End Date
08/27/2018  -   08/26/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2018  To  07/05/2018 

Contact Keisha Hudson
2 E Airy St
Norristown   PA   19401
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80310