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NLADA Community Partnerships VISTA - Field TX
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 Lubbock Private Defenders Office (LPDO) Community Partnerships VISTA will assist in the development of establishing a cross system collaborative infrastructure in West Texas to create effective practices in mental health criminal defense for indigent clients. The LPDO VISTA will be responsible for collecting performance measurement data and synthesizing it for discussion with project supervisor. The LPDO Community Partnership VISTA will help to educate/inform community partners about LPDO’s mental health criminal defense program and simultaneously create effective/sustainable community partnerships. The VISTA will assist in the development of creating and implementing a common data sharing platform within the community consortium. The project supervisor and the VISTA will work collaboratively to initiate the development of safety net within LPDO to reach the goal of reducing recidivism rates county wide.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Law ,  Social Services . 
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NLADA Community Partnerships VISTA - Field TX

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  05/14/2019  To  08/19/2019 

Contact Cynthia Chavez
1401 Crickets Ave
Lubbock   TX   79401

Listing ID 89293


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