Youth & Diversion Services


Team: Youth & Diversion Services

Reports to: Restorative Services Director

Pay Rate: Established in offer letter

Service Area: New Castle County

Travel Req’d: Regular, throughout New Castle County

Position Type: Full-time, exempt

Role and Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended as examples of the types of work that may be performed by the Restorative Services Specialist but are not all necessarily performed and do not include all specific functions and responsibilities that the Restorative Services Specialist may be expected to perform.

  • Serve as the main program staff for referrals received from New Castle Community Court. Receive referrals from court staff.
  • Conduct intake interviews with all defendants referred and determine which restorative model will best service their needs: victim offender conferencing or family group conferencing.
  • Coordinate restorative conferences for those impact by the crime to develop an Accountability Agreement or a Family Group Support Plan to aid the defendant in taking responsibility for their actions and meeting the needs of both the victim and defendant.
  • Safeguard program integrity by maintaining high standards of confidentiality, service delivery, and timely reporting to clients, professionals involved with the youth, and the Restorative Services Director.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders such as the deputy attorneys general from DOJ, assistant public defenders from ODS, and other community-based agencies on behalf of the VOMP-funded clients and programs.
  • Represent DCJ and its programs at community meetings (school board meetings, funder meetings, and meetings of other systems impacting youth), reporting back regularly to the Youth & Diversion team.
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor in all interactions with clients, coworkers, and the community.
  • Participate in Youth & Diversion Services Team Meetings and work with team members to promote and grow Victim Offender Mediation Program-funded projects.
  • Accept and perform other work as assigned.
  • Provide support to the Victim Offender Conferencing (VOC) Program as directed by the Restorative Services Director.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience related to justice-involved people, the systems impacting them, and the resources available to them required. Bachelor’s Degree in human services, social work, or a related field also required.
  • Knowledge and experience of Restorative Justice/Practices a plus. Lived experience within the criminal legal system welcomed.
  • Background checks and clearances required as per program contract(s).
  • Basic computer skills, including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office, as well as Zoom/Skype and other distance meeting resources.
  • Ability to multitask and work both independently and with supervision, on-site and remotely.
  • Embrace an understanding of justice involvement that acknowledges the impact of institutional racism and the systemic oppression of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ people; must share the belief that people can change in positive ways.
  • Must embrace teamwork, have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter with a positive attitude, with a good sense of humor.
  • Strong team building, organizing, writing and other communication skills are essential.


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