Volunteer Opportunity Details

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

Boulder County Justice Center

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:

Assist Community Services case management staff by working with client contracts. Track client fee payments and community service contract due dates. Notify clients if these are past due and send non-compliance letters to the courts. Follow-up on missed client appointments and reschedule as necessary. Volunteers and interns may be assigned special projects as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Must have a knowledge of and/or strong interest in the criminal justice field, have strong verbal and written communication skills and be detail oriented. Have an ability to work effectively with offenders and program staff and demonstrate flexibility and initiative.

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 tmatthews@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.

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.

Training Dates and Information:
Additional Information:
Boulder office. Days and times flexible.
Contact:

303-441-3718 or tmatthews@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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