Still She Rises, Tulsa: A Project of The Bronx Defenders is a community-based defender office that seeks to address the epidemic of criminalization and incarceration of women in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Women are the fastest-growing incarcerated population in the United States, and Oklahoma incarcerates a higher percentage of its women than any other state. For many women, incarceration does not just mean the loss of liberty; it also means the loss of their children and the total destabilization of their family’s lives.
Still She Rises, Tulsa seeks to replicate The Bronx Defenders’ holistic model of public defense and is the first pro bono law office in the country specifically dedicated to the representation of mothers who are involved in the criminal justice system. Our organization employs a team of advocates to work alongside attorneys and other key members of a client’s legal team. This interdisciplinary team is designed to provide indigent women and their families with access to client-centered criminal defense, family defense, civil legal services, and social work support. Looking beyond the immediate case, interdisciplinary teams of attorneys and advocates work with each family to understand the factors driving them into the criminal justice system and to mitigate the collateral consequences that may uniquely affect them.
Still She Rises, Tulsa seeks a motivated and dedicated social worker to join the interdisciplinary team of attorneys and advocates as they provide client-centered, holistic services to women and their families. As embedded members of the legal team, the social worker strategizes with attorneys and other advocates to address underlying and collateral consequences of criminal justice involvement and exposure. Using a socioecological framework of analysis, the social worker works closely with individuals charged with criminal and/or juvenile deprived offenses and her attorneys to (1) develop powerful mitigation strategies; (2) provide intensive, client-specific case management; and (3) advocate in and outside of court for client and client’s needs. In this role, the social worker will supervise the Still She Rises, Tulsa client advocates through their various job responsibilities of civil legal and parent advocacy. The social worker will also help train staff on relevant therapeutic modalities, including mental health, substance abuse and trauma-informed practices.
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
How to Apply:
To apply, please click go to stillsherises.org and click the Careers tab and upload a cover letter and resume in one document when prompted. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Applications will be accepted through December 8th, 2017. If you have any further questions, please email Asher Levinthal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still She Rises, Tulsa is an equal opportunity employer: people of color; women; people with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people; and people with personal or familial experience with the criminal justice system or family court system are welcome and encouraged to apply.