Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Arraignments Assistants - Boulder Justice Center
Department:District Attorney
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:Must be 19 years old to apply. One three hour shift per week in the morning in Boulder, on Friday 1-4 in Longmont. Arraignments held in Boulder Mon-Thur between the hours of 9:00-12:00 noon (may be shortened depending on caseload). 9 mo. commitment req.
Location:
Boulder County Justice Center or Longmont Court House
Program Summary:
The arraignments office handles the first court appearance for any traffic or misdemeanor violation. At this morning hearing the Magistrate will hear all cases scheduled for that day's docket. During the arraignment process individuals appearing that day will be informed of their rights and discuss their case with a DA's assistant or Arraignment Assistant.  Each defendant will then return before the Magistrate and enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. 
That's where YOU come in!  
The Arraignment Assistants explain and process legal advisements and agreements between the District Attorney's Office and those charged with misdemeanor offenses. 

Those entering guilty pleas will be assessed court fees and fines, pay for any damages as a result of their actions, and have no further court dates. Those entering not guilty pleas will be assigned another court date to further discuss their case.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Great opportunity to be part of the behind-the-scenes workdone by Boulder County judicial and criminal justice staff! Volunteers are trained in Boulder at the Justice Center, 

Explain and process legal advisements and agreements between the District Attorney's office and residents charged with misdemeanor offenses.Interaction with defendants and attorneys necessitates professionalism, compassion,accuracy and excellent customer service.

Positions are currently available in Boulder Mon., Tues. & Thurs. mornings, approx.9am - 12 noon (or less, depending on the case load each day). Dynamic shadowing and hands-on training.  Longmont on Friday 1-4 or 5pm...

Please only apply if you can honor the minimum commitment of 9-12 months (vacations excepted).

Requirements: Must be 19 or older, mature, a quick learner, able to accurately process paperwork and deal courteously with the public. Works independently with little supervision once trained.  Background check and fingerprinting required. Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply!

Characteristics we're looking for: Reliability, punctuality, ability to work with a diverse population, excellent non-judgmental customer service skills, critical thinking, ability to make good decisions on your own after training.

You would be a valued asset to a busy office ensuring the best of public service to the the courts and those charged with misdemeanors.

(Not permitted for court-ordered community service hours.)

Qualifications and Requirements:
Must be 19 years old to apply.  An ability to communicate courteously, clearly and concisely with people who may be under stress. 

Must be able to work quickly and independently, pay attention to detail and make few mistakes after being trained.  

Must be confident, assertive and professional when dealing with defendants. 

Prefer basic knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.
Application or Registration Deadline:10/30/2016 5:00 PM
Application Process:
Please contact Mary Eldred, JSVP@bouldercounty.org or call 303-441-3718.  We will e-mail online application instructions. Requires a background check, fingerprinting and reference check. 
Training Dates and Information:
On the job training with District Attorney Arraignments staff!
Additional Information:
We are currently recruiting for: Boulder Justice Center 6th  and Canyon Blvd.

Must be available 9-Noon on Mondays, Tuesdays (two positions open) or Thursdays (two positions open) for a minimum of 9 months.  


Contact:
Mary Eldred, JSVP@bouldercounty.org or 303.441.3718.  You will be sent the online application instructions to start the process.

Policies

All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and EEO and Unlawful Discrimination Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

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