get INVOLVED

We currently serve both adults and youth who are justice-involved, transforming the delivery of justice in Delaware and implementing programs that facilitate fresh starts for victims of crime, youth at risk, and the incarcerated. We are a diverse staff with one vision–to continue the legacy of making a difference in Delaware. We are always looking for passionate people to help us listen, amplify, and act for justice.

We have full-time, intern, and volunteer positions available and would love to hear from anyone who is passionate about seeing real change for those affected by the legal system in Delaware.

upcoming events

We run lots of events throughout the year to provide insights into our work and to educate the community on justice-related issues. Please click below to see upcoming events in your area.

Volunteer opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering with the Delaware Center for Justice, please fill out this Google form and we will reach out to you if/when an opportunity arises that matches your skills and interests. Please note that due to the nature of our work, volunteer opportunities are limited. Thanks so much for your interest!

Employment Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for two full-time positions:

Case Manager
Community Reintegration Services Program (CRSP)

The Delaware Center for Justice (DCJ) is seeking a full-time Case Manager for its Community Reintegration Services Program (CRSP). The Case Manager will be located at the New Castle County Probation Office and work in partnership with existing staff in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex County. The Case Manager will be responsible for providing intensive case management services to a caseload of adults on probation as well as those newly reentering the community.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter (providing available start date) and resume to the Director of Reentry Services, Jessica Alicea, at jalicea@dcjustice.org. Please write Case Manager Position in subject line of email.

Duties will include-

· Manage a caseload of individuals who have recently exited prison and are currently on probation or in the community

· Provide in-depth, wrap-around case management services to individual clients referred through the Probation Department

· Perform needs assessment with each client and create appropriate case plan

· Conduct individual case management sessions with clients, both at intake and at regular intervals while cases remain active

· Utilize a variety of interventions such as TCU Mapping, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to support client wellbeing and target criminogenic risk factors.

Coordinate services and actively place clients at relevant job training programs, housing sites/programs, employment sites/programs, social service programs, or substance abuse and mental health treatment services
· Assist in client’s resource utilization by accompanying or transporting clients to off-site programs, job sites, and social service providers

· Provide frequent client follow-up contact and support via phone, off-site visits, or office visits

· Assist with workforce development and employment lab at Probation & Parole locations

· Assist participants with building skills to manage daily stressors, improve impulse control and reduce negative behaviors.

· Communicate with the courts and probation and parole and advocate during court proceedings when needed

· Assist with creating program marking materials and digital infographics

· Maintain and foster relationships with community partners

· Serve as a program representative as needed at community meetings

· Assess and report on client progress and participation at regular intervals

· Track and update client information using database program

· Generate monthly, quarterly reports and year-end reports to Dept. of Corrections and Management

· Coordinate, re-stock, and maintain documents for on-site food pantry.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

o Must have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and good sense of humor

o Must express a basic belief that people can change in positive ways

o Documented history of work experience involving at-risk service areas, such as justice-involved people, homelessness, behavioral health, and impoverished communities.

o Master’s degree in human services / social work and or licensure preferred. A Bachelor’s degree with significant relevant work experience will be considered.

o Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and writing skills are essential

o Ability to motivate and establish therapeutic alliance with clients

o Knowledge of, and demonstrated skills in, clinical counseling such as motivational interviewing and strengths-based case management, as well as training in conducting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

o Five years experience performing intensive social service case management is desirable

o Computer literacy required (ability to compose and send emails, draft client case notes, use an internet-based database system, compose documents in Microsoft Word, and perform basic internet research)

o Ability to work independently and as part of a team

o Ability to multi-task and effectively manage work at different sites (in-office and off-site)

Internships

DCJ offers an internship experience that will provide meaningful opportunities for experiencing the professional non-profit office setting, to learn and practice administrative skills, to observe programming in action, and to learn about the role and services offered by our organization.  Pending office needs, DCJ will offer both program-specific internships allowing an individual a specialized experience as well as agency-wide internships allowing an individual to learn about a variety of DCJ programs and operations. Applicants should indicate areas of interest when applying in order to facilitate appropriate placement.

Proposed activities and tasks may include:

  • Performing administrative tasks for the office (preparing for meetings, organizing administrative spaces, assisting in preparation of mailings and informational packets)
  • Providing administrative assistance & support to front desk
  • Assisting the organization with managing inmate correspondence
  • Attending meetings with program staff
  • Meeting with staff to discuss DCJ’s programs
  • Assisting DCJ with the planning and execution of fundraising and public education events (including the Annual Celebration and the Visions of Justice forum)
  • Researching best practices in the field and preparing issue briefs and reports
  • Other tasks as identified by management and staff

Deadlines:
DCJ will accept interns three times annually. DCJ may occasionally accept project-specific interns on a rolling basis.

September-December Internship: Applications due August 1

January-May Internship: Applications due November 15

May- August Internship: Applications due April 1

To apply, complete this application and send, along with a resume, to krichards@dcjustice.org by the appropriate deadline.

Our Work

Our primary role in Delaware is to offer a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment that encourages and supports the vulnerability of our clients. We listen, amplify, and act to move towards justice for all Delawareans. Click below to learn more about the work we do.