Community Impact Coordinator for Violence Intervention Strategies
*Please note: This is a Practicum opportunity for current University of Washington, School of Social Work, MSW candidates only.
About the Center for Children & Youth Justice
The Center for Children & Youth Justice, founded in 2006 by Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (ret.), is committed to reforming Washington’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Following an extensive national search, our Board of Directors appointed our second President and CEO Rachel Sottile in late 2018. CCYJ is the only statewide organization focused solely on reforming our state’s child welfare and youth justice systems.
CCYJ leads communities, our state, and the nation in empowering children and youth, stabilizing families, and strengthening communities through meaningful and lasting reform. CCYJ identifies gaps in the system, researches, develops innovative and creative solutions, and ensures that policymakers integrate these system improvements into practices and procedures. CCYJ’s results are realized into state law, adopted as standing protocols by the courts, schools, and other partners. We develop and pioneer innovative reforms to better support Washington State children and youth involved in the child welfare, youth legal, and other related systems. We do this with a trauma-informed focus on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth who are disproportionately involved in these systems. CCYJ has succeeded in driving positive systems change for more than a decade.
This position organizes, coordinates, and supports aspects of CCYJ’s work in the Community Violence Intervention ecosystem in King County, Washington. MSW students will have the opportunity to participate in and support a range of program activities, including training and technical assistance, communications, program administration and implementation, policy advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation.
CCYJ's Leadership, Intervention, and Change - LINC program is a coordinated effort to prevent and reduce community and gun violence among youth (ages 12-24) and the involvement of young people in groups/gangs in King County. CCYJ convened LINC in 2011 to implement a regional adaptation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Comprehensive Gang Model (CGM) in South King County. When CCYJ launched LINC, it was the nation's first large, multi-jurisdictional effort to use the CGM to address gang/group involvement. Today, CCYJ coordinates, trains, and oversees three Multidisciplinary Intervention Teams assigned to specific geographic regions in King County. These teams re-engage youth in education and employment, connect them to mental and behavioral health services, and other wraparound services.
CCYJ’s work in the community violence intervention ecosystem also involves capacity building and contract oversight for community-based services organizations delivering best-practiced based programs and other best practices in Community Violence Intervention, prevention, re-entry, and restoration.
The hourly wage for this Practicum placement opportunity $22.00 per hour. CCYJ also offers parking or ORCA reimbursement.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information on our website: https://center-for-children-youth-justice.breezy.hr/
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We value a diverse workforce.