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Defending Communities in Service- Data Systems GA
 
 
 
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 Office of the Public Defender is in the process of implementing a client case management system through DefenderData. The recent cyber attack on the city IT infrastructure has delayed our implementation but we are in the process of being fully restored. Through the case management system, we intend to track performance measures and indicators related to 1. Quality indigent defense and 2. Social Work Services. The VISTA will assist with monitoring the Data and fine tuning the new system to capture the correct data points. In addition, the member can assist in developing reporting formats and work with staff and the vendor to design critical data reports based on the information being tracked.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Homelessness ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Public Safety ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Law ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Defending Communities in Service- Data Systems GA

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 GEORGIA   Atlanta  

Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2018  To  07/05/2018 

Contact John Tapia
236 Forsyth St SW
Atlanta   GA   30303
404-546-4671
jtapia@atlantaga.gov
www.nlada.org/vista
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 81434


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