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Defending Communities in Service- Community Partnerships NY
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 : The Office of the Appellate Defender (OAD) seeks a VISTA to strengthen OAD’s partnerships with community and criminal 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 critical and current information that will ease the trying process of navigating the criminal justice system. Thus, the VISTA will not only build enduring connections between OAD and impacted communities, s/he 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 : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Law ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Defending Communities in Service- Community Partnerships NY

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

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

Contact Lisa Packard
11 Park Pl
New York   NY   10007
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80617