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Defending Communities in Service- Data Systems LA
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 : The Orleans Public Defenders’ Data Systems VISTA will assist in expanding our capacity to track the impact of our client-centered, community-oriented defense model, thus improving efficiency and effectiveness of our practices. The OPD VISTA will evaluate current data systems, conduct needs assessments, identify current gaps and opportunities within our existing systems and create effective measures to be utilized in reporting and presenting outcomes - both strengths and deficiencies – as well as additional trainings and manuals as needed. The project supervisor and the VISTA will work collaboratively to develop quantitative reports to determine success, identify alternatives, and make recommendations for sustainable improvements.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  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 ,  Technology ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Data or Research Experience ,  Law ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  General Skills . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Defending Communities in Service- Data Systems LA

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 LOUISIANA  

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

Contact Lindsey Hortenstine
2601 Tulane Ave
New Orleans   LA   70119
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80620