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Defending Communities in Service- Data Systems 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. 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 Data Systems VISTAs (that's you!) will serve as the driving force assisting their hosting Public Defender office to better understand the data that they have access to and how to utilize this data to better advocate for the needs of their programs and clients. Increased data awareness and system improvement will allow public defenders to more clearly understand the importance of their work on a community-wide level and to be able to guide their programs and organizational decisions based on data and proven programmatic success. 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 : Data tools and systems have become an integral part of how an organization demonstrates the work it does and finds ways to improve its services. Our staff works with clients on a daily basis to provide representation that is both zealous and compassionate, but we need to gather and utilize more information about the impact of our work and our clients! You will work closely with our data management system in improving its current capabilities and developing new ones. Primary duties will include working with data engineers and system users to: 1) identify new data points for collection by the system, 2) assess needs of attorneys, support staff, and management to direct development of data systems and tools, 3) create new data collection capabilities for different areas of need in the office (finance, case statistics, client demographic information, etc.), 4) develop tools to improve efficiency, accuracy, and utility in the collection, storage, and analysis of data.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Technology ,  Public Safety ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Law ,  Data or Research Experience ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Defending Communities in Service- Data Systems CA

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 CALIFORNIA   San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose  

Accepting Applications
From  04/30/2018  To  07/05/2018 

Contact Sue Ra
1401 Lakeside Dr
Oakland   CA   94612
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80605