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Volunteer Opportunity

Community Service Case Assistant, Community Justice Services – Longmont or Boulder

Application or Registration Deadline: 11/01/2018
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Community Services
Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Must be 21 years old to apply. 8-32 hours per week for 1 year or more. Scheduling flexibility available during office hours Monday-Friday.
Location:

Community Justice Services

20th Judicial District Courthouse – Longmont 0r

Boulder County Justice Center – Boulder

Program Summary:

In lieu of jail time, judges will often require offenders to complete court-ordered community service. The Adult Community Service volunteers manage low-risk offenders convicted of minor misdemeanors by placing them in volunteer positions with non-profit agencies to complete their court-ordered community service.
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. Respect, non-judgment, courtesy, authenticity and care are values required for this position.
The amount of community service ordered by the court varies between 12 and 120 hours. Case managers meet initially to set up individual clients with an approved organization to volunteer, and follow up occasionally to check on their progress. When they have completed their court-ordered hours, managers then finalize and close the case in the computer system. Adult Community Services staff supervise this position, and welcome volunteers and interns as part of the team at Community Justice Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties: Assist Community Services case management staff by working to place clients in appropriate volunteer positions.

Ability to relate well to people without judgment. Openness, good listening skills, positive attitude and respect for all clients is a must. Customer service excellence is expected.
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 be 21 years old to apply.

Must have a basic knowledge of and/or strong interest in the criminal justice field, have good verbal, written and computer skills and be detail oriented. Ability to use Outlook, email, calendars and have a good learning aptitude for computer databases is required.

Work easily, effectively and respectfully with offenders and program staff and demonstrate flexibility and initiative.
Background check and fingerprinting required for this criminal justice position.

Training Dates and Information:

Training will be provided individually once selected.

Additional Information:

Training will likely occur at the Boulder Justice Center Community Justice Services Office. 1777 6th St., Boulder.

Normal business days (Mon-Fri) and times (between 8-5pm) flexible.

Contact:

Email: Mary Eldred, jsvp@bouldercounty.org to receive online application instructions and link.

Application Process:

Please contact Mary Eldred at jsvp@bouldercounty.org to receive an application form. This online fillable form is not available on this website. There are many volunteer programs in Boulder County government, each with unique needs and application forms.

Background check, security awareness test and certification (completed on the job), and fingerprinting are required for this position.

Applicants must complete the JSVP application form, provide a resume and names of three professional/academic references. All volunteers are screened by the JSVP Volunteer/Intern Services Coordinator prior to a formal interview with the program manager.
On-the-job training is provided by staff with regular supervisory sessions.