SEEKING STAFF ATTORNEY

Strategies for Youth (SFY), is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving police/youth interactions and reducing disproportionate minority contact. SFY has four strategies for achieving these goals: training law enforcement officers, providing educational programming for youth, policy development for law enforcement agencies, as well as research and reporting on structural factors that impede progress.

SFY is seeking a Staff Attorney who is a dynamic, independent, collaborative, experienced attorney who will lead SFY’s Juvenile Justice Jeopardy™ program, provide legal research, support and advice on all legal topics involving the provision of police training, and coordinate youth program services.

Major responsibilities:
Coordinate the development and provision of SFY’s Juvenile Justice Jeopardy™ game, including:

  • Work with juvenile justice system stakeholders to develop game questions/answers.
  • Track relevant caselaw changes and statutory changes where SFY offers games.
  • Train clients to become JJJeopardy™ game leaders.
  • Track relevant U.S. Supreme Court and state law on juvenile justice issues and integrate with police training curriculum.
  • Develop and research text for Think About It First! cards.
  • Assist in research and development of law curriculum components for the Policing the Teen Brain™ police trainings.
  • Provide legal support, including research and review, for the development of SFY’s advocacy positions.

Education and experience:
Licensed member of a State Bar in good standing.

Experience with juvenile justice defense is preferred.

Demonstrable project management experience.

Teaching background is a plus.

Skills and requirements:

  • Excellent oral, written, and client-service skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Able to effectively interact with youth, youth service organization staff, law enforcement officers, community members, coworkers, and prospective clients.
  • Prepare and track impact data.
  • Able to work under pressure while managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.
  • Able to travel.
  • Bilingual language skills are a plus.