Juvenile Justice Compliance Monitor
Please apply at: careers.dc.gov
Job Posting Closes on 10/12/21
General Job Information
This position is in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), District of Columbia. The mission of the CJCC is to serve as the forum for identifying issues and their solutions, proposing actions, and facilitating cooperation that will improve public safety and the related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims, and offenders. The CJCC draws upon local and federal agencies and individuals to develop recommendations and strategies for accomplishing this mission. The guiding principles are creativity and collaboration, community involvement, and effective resource utilization. CJCC is committed to developing targeted funding strategies and the comprehensive management of information using integrated information technology systems and social science research.
This position is responsible for monitoring activities required under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974; and coordinating juvenile justice strategies, including alternatives to detention. JJDP funds are used to improve the juvenile justice system and to prevent juvenile justice delinquency in the District of Columbia
Duties and Responsibilities
Monitors and reports on the District’s compliance with the core requirements of the JJDP Act, which include the deinstitutionalization of status offenders; removal of juveniles from adult jails and lock-ups; sight and sound separation of adult and juvenile offenders located in the same facility; and the reduction of racial and ethnic disparities (R.E.D) in the juvenile justice system. Updates the compliance monitoring policies and procedures manual at least annually to ensure consistency with District and federal legislative, regulatory, policy and administrative changes. Key elements of the manual include: (a) the process for identifying and classifying facilities to be included in the compliance monitoring universe; (b) the process for planning, conducting, and documenting the results of site visits to facilities; (c) the process for collecting, validating, and analyzing data from facilities; and (d) the process for identifying and addressing possible violations of the core requirements. Conducts site visits; interviews staff and management officials; observes work operations; examines documents, records, and policies; and collects and analyzes data to assess compliance with JJDP Act requirements. Provides technical assistance to help juvenile justice agencies maintain compliance and enhance operations. Develops, recommends, and assists with efforts to implement corrective actions to remedy any deficiencies. Prepares annual compliance monitoring report and RED action plan and corresponds with Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) officials.
Consults with the District’s Juvenile Justice representative and the State Advisory Group on development of the State Plan required by the JJDP Act and other compliance monitoring matters. Regularly convenes and corresponds with juvenile justice agency representatives to advise on compliance monitoring issues and identify opportunities for overall juvenile justice system enhancements. Plans, develops and conducts analyses of juvenile justice system trends. Presents the results of analyses through written reports, charts, graphs, and oral presentations. Prepares written reports on juvenile justice practices underway in the District. Conducts research to identify evidence-based practices related to juvenile justice and summarizes and presents findings through written reports, oral briefings and other complex correspondence. Plans and conducts training and information sessions to enhance agencies’ knowledge about JJDP Act requirements, as well as other juvenile justice issues pertaining to the District. with juvenile justice agency representatives on the execution of programs of significant scope. Reviews and interprets new and established directives, instructions, regulations, and delegations of authority for potential impact on major juvenile justice program objectives and operations. Provides assistance to juvenile justice agency representatives in developing program goals, objectives and operations that are realistic. Advises on internal instructions, operating policies, procedures, and guidelines concerning juvenile justice programs and recommends required changes and adjustments to ensure proper and adequate accomplishment of major program goals and objectives.
Qualifications and Education
Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-12 grade level in the District of Columbia government service, or equivalent public or private sector. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: computer skills, applying analytical and evaluative methods, knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to gather information and collect data, juvenile justice policies, strategies, issues and federal regulations and rules guiding the JJDP Act. Expert knowledge of a wide range of program management policies, concepts, practices, and principles.
Licenses and Certifications
The work is normally performed in an office setting and involves some local travel to juvenile facilities and national travel for training purposes. No unusual physical dexterity required. Incumbent is required to make site visits and attend meetings at various sites in the District and surrounding jurisdictions
Other Significant Facts
Promotion Potential: No known promotion potential
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-0301-13
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
Position Designation: The position has been deemed security-sensitive. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit check, traffic record checks, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure.
This position is designated as “Essential”. As an Essential employee, you will be required to report to work or stay at work during a declared emergency.
Residency Requirement: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.
Vaccination Requirement: The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.
EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.