The Legal Action Center’s new State Advocacy Coordinator will be based in Washington, D.C. and will play an integral role in advancing LAC’s national strategy to promote policies to reverse mass incarceration and to advance a health first, not punitive, response to issues that too often lead to criminal justice system involvement. LAC’s policy priorities include: 1) sentencing reforms, 2) diversion from justice-system involvement and incarceration to health care and social services, 3) restoration of civil rights after conviction, and 4) improved access to substance use disorder care.
The State Advocacy Coordinator will work with state and local criminal justice reform and health care advocacy coalitions and grassroots organizations, including those led by people with direct lived experience. This position will require significant travel.
Major responsibilities will include:
About the Organization
LAC is a forty-five year old private, not-for-profit law and policy organization with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. LAC is the only organization in the country whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against and protect the privacy of people living with criminal records, drug or alcohol histories, and/or HIV/AIDS. LAC’s multi-faceted approach involves direct legal services and impact litigation, technical assistance and training to agencies that serve our constituencies, and national, federal and state policy advocacy to create systemic change.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including medical insurance, 403(b) plan with employer contribution, and pre-tax flexible benefits.
Please e-mail a résumé and brief cover letter (no calls) to email@example.com and write State Advocacy Coordinator in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but please apply as soon as possible. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The Legal Action Center is an equal opportunity employer. Members of LAC’s stakeholder populations are strongly urged to apply.
September 14, 2017