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Defending Communities in Service- Community Partnerships GU
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 a key role at the Guam Public Defender Service Corporation (PDSC) in identifying and building partnerships with community-based organizations and executing methods for the quality of these partnerships to improve. Duties will include conducting a site assessment to identify clients’ needs and services; creating a community map of partners and stakeholder groups and identifying strategic opportunities to build greater partnership strength within that map; identifying and participating in opportunities to increase the visibility of the PDSC in relevant community meetings and working groups; creating a project timeline on filling gaps and capitalizing on opportunities for partnership opportunities and client needs; creating manuals, training events, and guides for PDSC staff to encourage adoption and maintenance of new and improved community partnerships and to ensure that the progress made is sustained and built upon by the site after the year of service is completed.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Technology ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Law ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Defending Communities in Service- Community Partnerships GU

Program Start/End Date
04/15/2019  -   04/14/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GUAM  

Accepting Applications
From  12/20/2018  To  03/25/2019 

Contact Cathleen Moylan
779 Route 4
Sinajana   GU   96910
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80614