Court Alternatives Case Managers advocate for the use of less costly and more effective alternative dispositions than payment of fines or jail time for individuals convicted of municipal ordinance violations. The Case Manager helps an economically, racially, and ethnically diverse population navigate the criminal justice system. They work closely with justice system programs to assure continuity of care and avoid duplication of services. Case Managers need to be critical thinkers who are open minded, flexible, and organized. The Case Manager should have some knowledge of the criminal justice system and available community resources.
Court Alternatives Case Managers are responsible for managing referrals for defendants in need of community-based treatment planning. Determining need based on assessment of social, clinical, and criminal life situations. Assessing for indigence and ability to pay legal fines. Developing community-based treatment and supervision plans. Referring and collaborating with community providers. Providing ongoing case management, court report writing, and maintaining accurate files in the electronic database.
The role of the Day Report Case Manager is to serve the needs of pretrial involved individuals and assist them in navigating the criminal legal system. They assist clients in meeting their court ordered conditions, such as court appearances, remaining arrest free, addressing substance use, completing drug testing, and connecting individuals to mental health resources. Clients require a Case Manager who is both empathetic and compassionate. The Case Manager should have knowledge of the criminal legal system and act as a neutral party between the client, the District Attorney’s Office, and defense attorneys.
The role of Drug Court Technician serves as a core resource to the Portage County Drug Court. They assist the Drug Court Coordinator in providing direct services to potential and existing Drug Court Participants. The Drug Court Technician is responsible for conducting participant contacts both in the office and in the community for the purpose of ensuring that program rules and expectations are being met. The individual in this hybrid position will perform observed urine drug and alcohol screening (collector must be of the same gender as the client providing the sample); refer to & have knowledge of available community resources; help ensure the client attends all court appearances; provide accurate written reports to the court; enter and maintain case information in the electronic database; and other duties as assigned.
The Jail Screening Specialist assesses the needs of individuals booked into the Ramsey County Detention Center and pending a bail-setting decision. Using an actuarial risk assessment tool, the Jail Screening Specialist determines an individual’s risk for pretrial misconduct and prepares a detailed report used by criminal justice stakeholders to make bail decisions. The Jail Screening Specialist may also be required to conduct a more in-depth assessment to identify individuals who may be eligible for diversion programming. Many of the individuals served experience mental health and/or substance use disorders; as such, this role requires a professional who is both empathetic and compassionate.
Responsibilities include completing interviews and assessments, conducting criminal history checks, providing accurate reports to the court, entering and maintaining case information in the database, and requesting/processing the release of in custody individuals for supervision in the JusticePoint Pretrial Supervision program.
Pretrial Case Managers are the nexus that serves the needs of defendants who are economically, racially, and ethnically diverse and assist those clients in navigating the criminal justice system. They hold the client accountable and help ensure court appearances and they remain arrest-free during the pretrial period. Clients often experience mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and require a Case Manager who is both empathetic and compassionate. The Case Manager should have knowledge of the criminal justice system and act as a neutral party between the client, the District Attorney’s Office, and defense.
The Case Manager will monitor, supervise, and assist clients have successful pretrial supervision by identifying and addressing barriers to attending court hearings, develop knowledge and collaborative relationships with various community service providers, establish plans to meet and address client’s individual needs, prepare, and submit court reports of the client’s status and progress. The Case Manager may conduct field visits to the client’s home, employer, other service providers, or community outreach locations as needed.
NO EXPERIENCE OR DEGREE REQUIRED!
Electronic Monitoring Installers/Specialists are responsible for installing, retrieving, and basic troubleshooting various electronic monitoring devices (GPS, Remote Breath, & Continuous Alcohol Monitoring) within 24 hours of request for service. Installers will receive notification of the service request, secure the necessary devices/equipment, and meet clients at community locations and client homes. This position requires significant driving as you will be traveling to various work sites within your assigned area so you must have a valid license and auto insurance – a company vehicle is provided for most full-time employees (subject to estimated annual mileage and satisfactory driving record). Mileage reimbursement is available for those who don’t qualify for the company vehicle. This opportunity is ideal for college students, parents with kids in school, retirees, and/or someone looking for experience in the criminal justice field.