The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking an Advocacy Coordinator to work with the Director of Public Policy on an array of system reform initiatives. PRI’s policy advocacy work targets policies and practices that dehumanize and marginalize people with conviction histories. Our policy reform efforts are built from the collective knowledge and active participation of grassroots organizations, human service organizations, legal services, and directly impacted people. We also leverage our position within a public university to form trusted relationships with other public institutions and agencies to advance our collectively-created reform agenda.
The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) of John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Reentry Technical Assistance Coordinator to support PRI’s work as a grantee of the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative’s College-in-Prison Reentry Program. The College-In-Prison Reentry Program is a $7.3 million initiative to fund educational programming and academic reentry services at 17 New York State prisons over five years beginning with the fall 2017 semester. This is a joint initiative by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. The aim of the College-in-Prison Reentry Program is to significantly increase the likelihood of successful reentry by ensuring that program alumni have the tools they need to continue their education and successfully gain employment upon release.
The Reentry Technical Assistance Coordinator will provide technical assistance to seven different college providers across New York State to support the development of program components that will enhance the reentry success of program participants. The Reentry Technical Assistance Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Statewide Educational Initiatives and works in collaboration with the State University of New York (SUNY), the Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) seven college-in-prison providers across New York State, and the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).
The Prisoner Reentry Institute is not accepting internship applications at this time. Current John Jay College students may be eligible to apply for PRI’s fellowships initiatives.