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Defending Communities in Service- Data Systems MT
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 : Seeing the disparity of native people in the criminal justice system, the Tribal Defenders adopted a holistic defense model to address the issues that bring our clients into the system and the collateral consequences to criminal charges. As a result, we offer cultural mentoring, driver’s license restoration, civil assistance, a pro se clinic, community outreach, and reentry services. Our psychologists developed a Reentry Intake and Assessment Tool that will be validated for our native population this fall. No other tool is normed to a native population. The VISTA will: Assist us to set up a method to continue to collect data for the validation of the tool and to inform on best client services. Assist us to analyze data in a way that informs our practice and translates to potential funders.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Tribal ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Ex-Offender Reentry . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Data or Research Experience ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Law ,  Team Work . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Defending Communities in Service- Data Systems MT

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

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

Contact Ann Miller
42487 Complex Boulevard
Pablo   MT   59855
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80624