Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:Community Service Volunteer Case Manager, Community Justice Services
Department:Community Services
Category:Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment or Project Date:Must be 21 years old to apply. 6-8 hours per week for 12 months. Flexible hours are available during office hours Monday-Friday.
Location:

Boulder Justice Center 

1777 6th St.

Boulder

Program Summary:

The Adult Community Service Unit of Community Justice Services assigns and monitors low-risk convicted offenders in volunteer positions with government and non-profit agencies in order to complete court-ordered community service hours. 

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 24-60 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:

Must be 21 years old to apply.  Ability to work non-judgmentally and effectively with offenders and placing them appropriately for service.  Good interpersonal skills while interacting with staff and community agencies. 

Knowledge of and interest in the criminal justice system. Good written, computer and verbal skills. An ability to be flexible, handle multiple tasks and work well independently and with colleagues.  

College degree preferred, but will accept HS with significant relevant experience.

One year minimum commitment for  6-12 hours per week. Normal business hours.

Application or Registration Deadline:6/30/2016 12:00 AM
Application Process:

Please email Mary at email address:  jsvp@bouldercounty.org in order to receive online application instructions.  

References, background check and fingerprinting are required for this volunteer position. 

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 if desired.
Additional Information:
We are currently looking for volunteers for the Boulder Justice Center office.
Contact:
Mary Eldred, Volunteer Services Coordinator for CJS -  303-441-3718 or JSVP@bouldercounty.org

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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