Diversion Program Coordinator

Portage County
Job Description
The purpose of the position is to coordinate and administer the Diversion Program (pre and post charging) in close cooperation with the District Attorney (DA). Responsible for the planning, administration, monitoring, and evaluation of the Diversion Program designed to divert targeted offenders from the criminal justice system. The position is designed to hold offenders accountable through supervision, referrals to community resources, and adhering to the practice of restorative justice principles.  Under attorney supervision (subject to legal / ethic constraints) this position will inform defendants of their rights related to this program, applicable court procedures, their options within the pre and post charging programs, current status of cases, and possible referrals to other agencies and to act as the District Attorney’s liaison with defendants and other stakeholders.
  • Para-legal or Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Vocational Rehabilitation, social science or closely related field from an accredited university/college. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two (2) years professional experience with extensive criminal justice client contact and criminal justice case management services. Experience in law enforcement, corrections, counseling, or similar occupational fields preferred.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in counseling, treating or supervising individuals with alcohol, drug, domestic violence, and anger issues in a criminal justice setting. Work with evidence based practices in the adult criminal justice field preferred.
  • Experience in conducting risk and needs assessments, preferably the COMPAS, Proxy, and ODARA methods.
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Proficient or have the ability to use/learn PROTECT or applicable DA case management system.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle for business related travel.
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Any combination of education and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
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