Now Hiring Software Engineer for Development of Justice System 101 Training App

“Julie Through The System” Full Stack Software Engineer We are offering a short term contract, via a bidding process, to a motivated, innovative, and versatile individual, willing to work diligently to help us develop an app based on our Julie Through The System (JTTS) curriculum. The ideal consultant will also have a passion for racial justice and youth justice reform.   The Organization: The W. Haywood Burns Institute (BI) is a national non-profit organization based in Oakland, California. Our mission is to protect and improve the lives of youth and adults of color and the well-being of their communities by ensuring fairness and equity throughout the justice system. BI uses a data-driven and collaborative approach to reducing racial and ethnic disparities by working with justice and community stakeholders to develop community alternatives to justice system involvement. Additionally, through the Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY), BI supports communities in building capacity to hold child serving systems accountable and reduce the inappropriate use of the youth justice system for youth misbehavior. BI has worked in over 100 sites nationwide. CJNY is a national network of 130 community based organizations working to improve the lives of system involved youth of color. CJNY staff serve these organizations through a variety of programs as well as work to integrate community stakeholders into juvenile justice reform efforts. CJNY includes 7 local “task forces” across the country. These Task Forces are comprised of CJNY member organizations organizing together to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice systems. About the Contract Position: Over 50,000 youths will enter the juvenile justice system this year, the vast majority...

CJNY Will Hire a New Network Organizer in March 2016

The W. Haywood Burns Institute (BI) is a national non-profit organization based in Oakland, California. Our mission is to protect and improve the lives of youth and adults of color and the well-being of their communities by ensuring fairness and equity throughout the justice system. We are hiring a motivated, innovative, and versatile individual willing to work diligently to help us dismantle structural racism and promote equity in the youth and adult justice system. BI uses a data-driven and collaborative approach to reducing racial and ethnic disparities by working with justice and community stakeholders to develop community alternatives to justice system involvement. Additionally, through the Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY), BI supports communities in building capacity to hold child serving systems accountable and reduce the inappropriate use of the youth justice system for youth misbehavior. BI has worked in over 100 sites nationwide. CJNY is a national network of 130 community based organizations working to improve the lives of system involved youth of color. CJNY staff serve these organizations through a variety of programs as well as work to integrate community stakeholders into juvenile justice reform efforts. CJNY includes 7 local “task forces” across the country. These Task Forces are comprised of CJNY member organizations organizing together to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice systems. The CJNY Network Organizer will have a specific focus on supporting CJNY Task Forces and will need to possess skills in community organizing. The ideal candidate will also have skills in youth development, facilitation, public speaking, event planning and systems reform. Job Description The CJNY Network Organizer is expected to work in...