Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Community Service Case Manager, Community Justice Services
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:6-8 hours per week for six months. Flexible hours are available during office hours Monday-Friday.
Location:

Longmont Courthouse

Program Summary:

The Community Service Unit of Community Justice Services assigns and monitors low-risk convicted offenders in unpaid positions with government and non-profit agencies. The program provides a sentencing alternative that emphasizes restitution for the offense and giving back to the community through service. We incorporate aspects of Restorative Justice that focus on repairing the harm done rather than on punishment and retribution. The amount of community service ordered by the court is typically 24 hours.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct screening and placement interviews with offenders referred by the courts for community service placement, matching offenders’ availability and skills with the needs of nonprofit agencies and community-based programs. Monitor cases to ensure that court conditions are being met. Work closely with the courts, Probation Department, District Attorney’s office and community agencies.

Qualifications and Requirements:

An ability to work effectively with offenders, staff and community agencies Knowledge of, and interest in, the criminal justice system Good written and verbal skills. An ability to be flexible, handle multiple tasks and work well independently and as a ream member. College degree preferred, but will accept HS with significant relevant experience. Student interns must be Juniors or Seniors.

Application or Registration Deadline:
Application Process:

Please visit the Justice System Volunteer Program (JSVP)website, http://bouldercountyjusticevolunteers.org/ or e-mail educational/professional information about yourself to JSVP@bouldercounty.org

Volunteers meeting minimum qualifications complete the JSVP application form, provide names of three professional references and must pass a criminal background check. All volunteers are interviewed by the JSVP Volunteer/Intern Services Coordinator and have a second interview with the CS Program.

Training Dates and Information:
On-the-job training is provided by staff with regular supervisory sessions. Additional training may include law enforcement ride-alongs, court hearings, victim empathy panels, restorative justice practices and possible shadow shifts with other criminal justice programs.
Additional Information:
We are currently looking for volunteers for the Boulder and Longmont offices.
Contact:
303-441-3718 or JSVP@bouldercounty.org

Policies

All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and Harassment 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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