Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Coordinator job vacancy in State of Nebraska – Jobs in Nebraska

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Job Details
Company Name : State of Nebraska
Company Location : Grand Island, NE
Job Position : Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Coordinator
Job Category : Jobs in Nebraska

Job Description :


$3,000 hiring bonus to join the Judicial Branch! The Judicial Branch is a state-funded Branch of Government that offers benefits to include medical/dental/vision, $20,000 free basic life insurance, state-matched 156% retirement plan, 13 paid holidays, earned paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more.

The Judicial Branch values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job qualifications at all levels without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetics. The Judicial Branch adheres to Veterans Preference Laws.

This classification level is responsible for coordinating and supervising assigned district area in the administration of Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Responsibilities may include coordinating with officers to staff cases and determination if services meet needs based on assessment results and probation officer notes; evaluating appropriate placement/out-of-home placement services and funding based on juvenile behavior and needs; assisting in developing new policies and practices to reduce detention reliance; coordinating the recruitment and development of services; and monitoring and ensuring compliance with state and federal standards. This level may supervise intake staff and specialized probation officers.

Grand Island

Examples of Work

Anticipate barriers to reform and develop strategies to counter them. Work actively and collaboratively with the Hall County JDAI Collaborative to carry out the JDAI mission. Participate in the Hall County JDAI Collaborative and its subcommittees, coordinating and facilitating meetings, providing information and guidance regarding JDAI strategies and detention best practices, and working to develop local policies and practices that achieve the goals of JDAI. Developing expertise in the purpose and use of secure detention and detention alternatives, as well as in the principles and language of juvenile detention reform and cultivate the understanding and application of detention alternatives among participating agencies and individuals. Collect and analyze extensive data regarding juvenile justice processes and the population of youth in the juvenile justice system over time, including those referred to secure detention, staff secure detention and those placed in alternatives to detention. Tasks include, but are not limited to, contributing to the development of appropriate methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative), developing research instruments, reviewing court, detention and program files, interviewing juvenile justice personnel, and developing, maintaining and using databases.

Report on a regular basis to the JDAI Collaborative as to the progress of JDAI programs and initiatives. Attend and actively participate in the Statewide JDAI Collaborative and other state level entities and seek out and apply for JDAI-related grant opportunities and comply with all grant reporting requirements for grants obtained. Prepare and present analytical reports and related information regarding the use, efficiency, and effectiveness of the local detention system; draw conclusions and explain results; help the JDAI Committee identify where improvement is needed and the appropriate strategies for making those improvements. Help monitor the progress of JDAI in Hall County. Document and track policies and practices implementation; evaluate whether the strategies implemented achieve the intended outcomes; prepare related reports; make appropriate recommendations and Train and educate staff and juvenile justice personnel in the JDAI principles via one-on-one discussion, group presentations, and participation at JDAI conferences. Engage community partners to develop services and resources designed to prevent juveniles from entering the juvenile justice system. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, criminal justice or related fields; 2 years of related field experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies, programs and services;
  • Case management practices and principles and community resources;
  • Best practices regarding risk assessment and intake options;
  • Knowledge of issues concerning juvenile justice, and access to services for juveniles;
  • Knowledge of Justice System;
  • Applicable practices and regulations for legal proceedings;
  • Computers and applicable software applications.
  • Prioritizing work;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards;
  • Planning, coordinating, monitoring, and prioritizing resource development assignments;
  • Consulting and interacting with the court, staff, providers and other stakeholders;
  • Developing placement service plans, analyzing assessment instruments, matching service needs and funding options;
  • Developing and providing education to staff and other local, state, and national juvenile justice stakeholders;
  • Maintaining records and files;
  • Operating computers and applicable software applications;
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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