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Court Representative




POSTED: 8/16/2018


The program, which operates during the day and night court in Queens, screens targeted defendants for release at criminal court arraignment, subject to specific conditions including maintaining face-to-face and telephone contact with the program, participating in a an assessment process to identify needs such as substance abuse and mental health, and agreeing to program monitoring of court appearances and re-arrests.

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic individual with experience as an Pretrial Associate looking to continue service within Court Operations by applying their knowledge of the arrest to arraignment process as a Court Rep.


  • Reviews court calendars to identify cases with eligible charges and criminal histories, excluding those cases with a low likelihood of detention and a high risk of re-arrest
  • Initiates screening files on paper-eligible cases
  • Explains the program and range of supervisory conditions to defense attorneys, and seeks approval to interview defendants
  • Interviews defendants to obtain and verify additional contact information
  • Presents the eligibility determination to the court and advocates on the record as required
  • Provides the Case Manager with all required participant and case information, including court-imposed conditions, special circumstances, contacts and next court date and part information, to then initiate a case management file for the released participant
  • Collects and fills out screening forms with all the relevant information for successful and unsuccessful instances

A second related function of the Court Representative is to appear on subsequent court dates and provide updates on participants’ compliance with supervised release conditions on the record as required. The Court Representative then reports back to the program on the court appearance, including legal outcomes, reactions to the reports, and any changes in the release conditions.


  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant court or advocacy experience. Current employees with at least 2 years of experience as a Pretrial Associate or Shift Supervisor are encouraged to apply
  • Familiarity with Alternative to Detention (ATD), Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) or other advocacy program models
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in time management
  • Computer literate with the ability to quickly adapt to changing technology
  • Must be detailed-oriented, thorough and accurate in the completion of paperwork
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours required. The program operates 7 days per week.
  • Bilinguals (Fluency in Spanish/English) encouraged to apply


LOCATION: Kew Gardens, Queens

HOURS: TBD (Eve/Weekends Required)

STATUS: Full Time; Exempt

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/07/2018 or until filled

NOTE: Only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

BENEFITS: CJA offers a very generous benefit plan including health, dental and vision insurance, 4 weeks vacation, paid holidays and a retirement plan with employer matching contributions.


The New York City Criminal Justice Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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