This position is located 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 through the use of 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.
Monitors District’s compliance with meeting the program standards of the JJDP Act. Assists in the identification and development of data collection protocols for District agencies involved with counteracting the institutionalization of status offenders. These protocols include removal of all status offenders and non-offenders from secure detention and correctional facilities; separation of juvenile offenders, status offenders and non-offenders from regular contact with incarcerated adults in jail or lockups; removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups where juvenile and adult facilities are located in the same building or on the same grounds; and reduction of disproportionate minority juvenile populations in correctional facilities.
Prepares the development of annual compliance monitoring plan, which includes the following elements: (a) a description of the compliance monitoring universe; (b) a description of an identification and classification process; and (c) a description of the method by, which compliance data collection and analysis for each juvenile facility.
Conducts interviews, observes work operations, and examines documents, records and procedures to gather and verify facts. Conducts management surveys, audits, projects and provides advisory services to operating and management officials. Based upon the assessments made, identifies actual or potential problem areas, trends, and/or areas of significant concerns.
Develops, recommends and implements policies for corrective actions, necessary to remedy the deficiencies.
Performs long-range planning for proposed changes in assigned functions and programming areas.
Plans, develops and implements systems for analyzing and evaluating the objectives, operations, and progress of program areas.
Prepares annual compliance monitoring reports, correspondence, project descriptions and technical information concerning juvenile justice issues, services and initiatives as required to determine adherence to applicable federal and District regulations and policies.
Plans, develops, and conducts program analyses of substantial scale and impact concerning all aspects of current or projected operating programs for actual or potential effectiveness in achieving planned goals and objectives throughout the agency.
Forecasts and estimates program requirements and prepare programmatic reports, justifications, charts, graphs, statistical and narrative data for executive briefings.
Oversees execution of programs of significant scope.
Reviews and interprets new and established directives, instructions, regulations and delegations of authority for potential impact on major program objectives and operations.
Assures program goals, objectives and operations are realistic.
Prepares internal instructions, operating policies, procedures, guidelines concerning assigned programs and recommends required changes and adjustments to insure proper and adequate accomplishment of major program goals and objectives.
Prepares and reviews a variety of sensitive and complex reports; research work-plans; studies relative to criminal justice’s information system operation, and complex correspondence.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge Required by the Position
Expert knowledge of 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 in order to analyze and develop recommendations for improvement in program operations and objectives.
Expert knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to gather information and collect data.
Skill in writing and editing reports in order to develop annual compliance monitoring plans.
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to conduct research, resolve problems, make recommendations, and prepare reports.
Ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects and project activities simultaneously that involve a combination of priorities.
Ability to effectively communicate with others in order to formulate and present report conclusions, interpret factual information, and brief diverse audiences.
Excellent computer skills, e.g. Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Deputy Executive Director. Incumbent has responsibility for planning, coordinating, carrying out projects and interpreting the results of own work. The incumbent determines the approach to be taken and the methodology to be used, which may be modified based upon suggestions offered by peers. The incumbent informs the supervisor of progress, potential controversy or issues, or far-reaching implications. The work performed is expected to be a finished product, reflecting a high order of professional competence as to accuracy and critical evaluation. Work is reviewed at completion of major phases, with detailed review upon completion.
Guidelines include District of Columbia and Federal laws and regulations, professional and technical criminal justice standards. The incumbent often exercises initiative and resourcefulness in determining approaches to be taken and methodologies to be used.
Assignments involve the on-site review of the operation of juvenile justice programs administered by agencies. Incumbent is responsible for obtaining pertinent information about a designated area of operation and recommending specific action concerning aspects of program operations that deviate from federal or local regulations. Difficulty is encountered in assessing the problem and developing a solution to the problem due to the variations in the issues and the lack of specificity in the regulations and guidelines. The work requires developing new techniques, processes and procedures; interpretation of considerable data; and refinement of methods and techniques to be used.
Scope and Effect
The work involves monitoring activities under the JJDP Act to insure compliance and the coordination of alternatives to detention. This work effectively improves the juvenile justice system and the condition of the individuals in the system.
Contacts are with coworkers, CJCC members, District and Federal agencies, members of the public, and counterparts in other jurisdictions.
Purpose of Contacts
Contacts are made to give and exchange information regarding criminal and juvenile justice practices; to research issues/problems; and to solve and/or recommend alternatives.
No unusual physical dexterity required. Incumbent is required to make site visits and attend meetings at various sites in the District and surrounding jurisdictions.
The work is normally performed in an office setting and involves some local travel to juvenile facilities and national travel for training purposes.
Salary Range: $83,481.00 - $107,556.00
DCHR Job ID #: Interested individuals should apply for Job ID #1096 by clicking the following link: www.careers.dc.gov
The District of Columbia is an equal opportunity employer.
In accordance with the DC Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, DC Official Code § 2-1401.01
ONLY INDIVIDUALS WHO THE MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE CONTACTED BY DCHR.
First Screening Date: 14 days after posting