February 8, 2018|

Job Opening: Juvenile Justice Coordinator

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) seeks a full-time Juvenile Justice Coordinator. Reporting to the Program Manager and working closely with the arts education team, the Juvenile Justice Coordinator supports implementation of juvenile justice strategies in LA County camps, halls, juvenile day reporting centers, housing projects and parks for the LA County Arts Education Collective.

The Los Angeles County Arts Education Collective, formerly Arts for All, is dedicated to making the arts core in public education. LACAC staff coordinates the regional effort and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) provides curriculum and instructional services for educators Countywide.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of contracted arts instruction and mentoring services of community arts partners
  • Support project administration, including preparation and tracking of contracts, proposals, reports, invoices, detailed budgets and accounting reports
  • Monitor program effectiveness and support evaluation, documentation and reporting of contracted services; make recommendations for refining program content and design
  • Coordinate quarterly steering committee meetings
  • Participate in monthly network meetings, site planning meetings and site visits of contracted services
  • Facilitate the connection of youth workforce development programs with incarcerated youth
  • Coordinate relationships and communications with staff of other County departments, including LA County Office of Education, Probation and Mental Health, as well as juvenile justice sites
  • Support Arts Commission relationships and resource sharing with community arts partners who are working with incarcerated youth
  • Contribute arts education content knowledge as part of a team to inform program design and implementation

Qualifications

  • Three years of program coordination experience in education, social justice or juvenile justice fields
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field is desirable
  • Knowledge of promising practices associated with implementing arts instruction within the juvenile justice system
  • Experience with youth workforce development program a plus
  • Candidate must have a car and valid CA driver’s license with proof of insurance
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Solid time management and the ability to work independently
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

How to Apply

Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and relevant work samples (no more than three, in PDF format). Resumes should include a list of software proficiencies and note the skill level attained for each application. All submissions should be emailed to artsedcollective@arts.lacounty.gov. Please do not submit any application materials through the US mail or phone regarding the status of the submission. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met.

Compensation

$3,700–$4,300 monthly contract, depending on experience.

Background

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County, encompassing 88 municipalities and nearly 140 unincorporated areas, and provides leadership in cultural services. The Arts Commission funds over 360 nonprofit arts organizations through a two-year $9 million grant program, coordinates the LA County Arts Education Collective, the regional initiative dedicated to ensuring all students receive quality arts education in the County’s 81 public school districts, funds the largest arts internship program in the country, and manages the County’s civic art policy.

June 29, 2017|

Is L.A.'s new juvenile jail really worth $48 million? Yes. Here's why

By the LA Times Editorial Board

LA Times reported that Campus Kilpatrick, a new juvenile probation camp for LA County students, will open its doors to students in August. 

At $48 million, it was a breathtakingly costly project. But with the help of state bond money, the old Kilpatrick was razed and replaced by a facility that does indeed look and feel more like — well, if not a camp, perhaps a small college campus, notwithstanding the locked gates. Living quarters resemble those in more modern private group homes, four or six beds to a unit. The staff-to-ward ratio is smaller. Probation officers, psychologists and other staff who requested assignment to the new Kilpatrick have been intensively trained in what county leaders like to call “the L.A. model” of juvenile rehabilitation. It is based in part on a Missouri program that features small groups and positive reinforcement, and that — significantly — boasts remarkably low rates of new offenses following release.

 

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