Council of State Governments
  • 04-Apr-2017 to 03-May-2017 (EST)
  • Justice Center
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time



The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies, informed by available evidence, to increase public safety and strengthen communities. In general, the CSG Justice Center works closely with legislative leaders, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, and others to develop consensus on various, often highly politicized, criminal justice issues and to translate this consensus into comprehensive reports, policy briefs, state and federal legislation, model policies, and innovative programs. The CSG Justice Center not only develops written and web-based materials, but also provides on-the-ground technical assistance to cross-systems policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, mental health, housing, etc.), in state and local jurisdictions.


Posting: Policy Analyst, Juvenile Justice

Job Title: Policy Analyst, Juvenile Justice


FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Justice Center, Corrections & Reentry


Type of Position: Full-time, Regular

Reports To: Grantee Technical Assistance Manager, Juvenile Justice


Reporting to This Position: N/A

Location: New York, NY, or Bethesda, MD



Job Summary

The Policy Analyst will provide distance-based and on-site technical assistance (TA) to states and localities seeking to reduce recidivism rates and improve other key outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system. The Policy Analyst will work with a small team of CSG Justice Center staff and TA partners to coordinate and lead regular calls, site visits, webinars, resource and tool development and sharing, and peer learning exchanges with grantees. The Policy Analyst will also document and share lessons learned from TA engagements with the broader field, work closely with federal funders, and help shape and strengthen the organization's TA strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop written products, including policy briefs, presentations, checklists, and other resources/tools that concisely and clearly describe complex analyses and share best practices and innovations with the field;
  • Collaborate with partners and funders to coordinate TA engagements and document activities and accomplishments;
  • Monitor timelines, budgets, and deliverables to ensure that responsibilities to funders, grantees, and project partners are met in assigned project areas;
  • Partner with senior staff to develop long range strategies to guide the CSG Justice Center's TA approaches, tools, and documents;
  • Research new funding opportunities and write grant proposals; and
  • Contribute to the development of CSG Justice Center website content and strategize with staff and technical consultant on ways of using the web to promote policy and TA goals;

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong relationship development, engagement, and technical assistance skills;
  • Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise way;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, an ability to work independently and in a team setting, and a sense of humor;
  • Comfort with powerpoint presentations and the ability to convey complex issues in a visual manner;
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills and an analytical mind;
  • Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently and manage multiple deadlines; and
  • Willingness to travel, occasionally several times per month;

Experience Requirements

At least three years of work experience, preferably in TA, research, policy, or systems management in the juvenile justice field or a related field.

Education Requirements

A college degree (required) and a graduate degree in a related field, such as public policy (preferred).



       Frequently communicates with internal and external coworkers and customers;

       Frequently views the computer to create policy briefs, memos and presentations;

       Frequently remains in a sitting position to perform desk duties;

       Frequently uses the computer with fingers and hands;

       Frequently works in a well lit, tempered room;

       Occasionally walks throughout office to communicate to coworkers; and

       Seldom lifts objects, such as files or paper boxes, with weight up to 25 pounds.



Interested individuals should upload the following elements (in PDF format) to:

1.     Cover letter

2.     Resume

3.     One or two writing samples (preferably no more than three pages)

4.     Names and contact information for references (at least three)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

CSG is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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