Mitigation Specialist

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Job location
25 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Center for Community Alternatives
Street address: 
25 Chapel Street
New York
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. Through innovative and pioneering services as well as the research, public advocacy and training of its Justice Strategies division, CCA fosters individual transformation and reduced reliance on incarceration, and advocates for more responsive juvenile and criminal justice policies.

All positions require demonstrated cultural competency and a commitment to work on behalf of people involved in the criminal/juvenile justice system, excellent writing, organizational and word processing skills.

Mitigation Specialist: responsible for development of alternative- to-incarceration, court advocacy and direct casework support to clients and families. Accept referral, complete intake, interview the client, obtain critical life history information from the client and from collateral sources (life history records, family members, educator, treatment providers, employers, etc.), and assess the client’s risks and needs. In consultation with defense counsel identifies a lawful disposition, writes and submits a report that outlines important life history information, risk and needs, and proposes a pre-plea or pre-sentence plan that best promotes the client’s successful reintegration into the community. Provide individualized case management services; identify appropriate treatment providers and/or programs in the community and/or the correctional setting; link the client with the identified program(s); and follows-up with the client to promote program engagement and completion.


Qualifications: JD or MSW preferred. Excellent written/oral communication and advocacy skills, and attention to detail. Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus.

To apply: 

Please send cover letter indicating position applying for, salary history and resume to:
Center for Community Alternatives
115 E. Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
fax: (315) 471-4924
email: [email protected]

CCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016