The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI), a division of Community Resources for Justice (CRJ), is a non-profit organization working at the local, state, and national level provides technical assistance, research, and other services to improve outcomes in the corrections system, policing, pre-trial, re-entry, community supervision, juvenile justice, and more. CJI provides direct technical assistance, assessment, implementation, research, data analysis, training, facilitation, and more. With staff who have worked as practitioners across sectors and understand and serve as a bridge between research and practice, our team brings decades of experience developing evidence-based, data-driven policies, managing complex processes with diverse stakeholders, and driving systems-level organizational change.
CJI is seeking a Policy Specialist to provide support and technical expertise to one or more of CJI’s adult criminal justice reform projects. Policy Specialists are specialized experts who provide direct technical assistance to clients and funders, as well as providing mentoring, coaching and leadership to project teams.
The ideal candidate for this position has experience conducting statutory analysis and/or working with the law in a professional setting. Candidates should be able to work efficiently, are well-organized and detail-oriented, and can prioritize quickly and confidently. Qualified candidates will have familiarity with current criminal justice research and exhibit excellent writing and critical thinking / analytic skills. Candidates must be able to work independently as well as part of multiple teams. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and virtually-based work environment is critical. Travel is an expected component of most of CJI’s projects and will be required for this position.
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Relevant bachelor degree required. J.D. preferred, but M.A. or M.S. may be considered as a substitute for the right candidate.
Community Resources for Justice offers a full benefits package. For more information visit our website.
CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.