Job Title: Legal & Program Assistant
Reports to: Intake Supervisor
Hours: Full-time, hybrid office/remote
Pay: Mid 40s, depending on experience, non-exempt
Deadline to Apply: Monday, February 20
For 37 years, Georgia Justice Project (GJP) has served Georgians impacted by the criminal legal system. GJP approaches social change in three ways: through legal and social services - including holistic criminal defense, early termination of probation, criminal record clearing, and other reentry legal services; by advocating for policy change in Georgia, resulting in 22 changes to Georgia law so far; and by educating officials and communities statewide on criminal justice and reentry issues. This work advance GJP’s goals of lowering the number of Georgians under correctional control, reducing barriers to reentry, improving public safety by addressing the underlying causes of crime, and challenging systemic racism as expressed through the criminal legal system. You can read more about our work at GJP.org.
Legal & Program Assistants work closely with GJP’s teams of attorneys and social workers to support client representation and program management. Assistants generally work with either the defense/probation team or the reentry legal services team and work under the supervision of GJP’s Intake Supervisor. Assistants will also have responsibilities for maintaining social service specific documents and preparing for client events. Assistants will work in both a supportive role to their respective teams and directly with GJP clients to deliver the highest quality of services in a holistic and thoughtful manner. Assistants may also work with staff to support new initiatives such as a Warrant Clinic GJP is launching, which is a new community resource that will allow individuals to resolve outstanding warrants without entering custody, and Restorative Justice Georgia, which is a new partnership with local district attorneys to divert eligible cases to a restorative justice facilitation process. Assistants may also interact directly with county or state agencies and other stakeholders and must have excellent and professional communication skills. We are looking for individuals who are committed to advancing social justice through the provision of legal services and who are organized and will thrive in a fast-paced non-profit environment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Warrant Clinic/Criminal Defense & Probation Program
PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume combined as a single PDF document to careers@GJP.org. Subject line must state, “Legal & Program Specialist – Last Name.”
GJP requires all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid documented religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. This paragraph informs you of the company's expectations before you begin work at GJP and you should not reveal information about your COVID-19 vaccination status prior to receiving an offer of employment.
GJP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse staff and welcomes qualified applicants of all races, colors, religions, national origins, sexes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disability statuses. GJP particularly encourages people who are formerly incarcerated or justice-involved to apply.