Thursday, July 7, 2011

Apply to be a Corps member!

What is the Juvenile Justice Corps?
The New York Juvenile Justice Corps is an AmeriCorps national service program and project of the Center for Court Innovation. The Juvenile Justice Corps places Corps members at full-time, year-long job placements in courthouses, detention centers, schools and community centers throughout New York City. Corps Members provide wraparound interventions and positive programming to divert young people out of the justice system and break the cycle of unmet needs and delinquent behavior. Throughout the year, Corps members participate in meaningful service projects to have a visible impact in the community as well as monthly trainings to support their professional development.

What are the benefits?
  • Educational grant award of $5,550 which can be used toward tuition or student loans
  • Living stipend of $12,100
  • Basic health coverage
  • Childcare reimbursement
  • On the job and supplemental job training
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • 85% of Corps graduates go on to a full-time job or college!

What are the Requirements?
  • Commit to serve for 1 year from October 1st 2011September 30th 2012
  • Serve a minimum of 35 hours per week (for a total of 1,700 hours in 1 year)  
  • Participate in monthly trainings and service projects with the Corps including some weekend and evening obligations
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 18 years old by October 1st 2011
  • An interest in public service, youth development, law and community service
  • United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a green card
  • Bi-lingual skills a plus
How do I apply?
Please review positions available online at and submit a resume and cover letter to the hiring manager. The deadline to apply is September 1st, 2011.