Director of Criminal Justice Reform

Mental Health Association Oklahoma
July 5, 2019
Tulsa, OK
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Position Description:

The Director of Criminal Justice Reform establishes long-range goals and strategies to guide the organization’s efforts supporting all aspects of criminal justice reform that seek to create pathways of diversion and restorative justice that promote connections to treatment and services rather than incarceration for people impacted by mental illness, substance use disorders, and homelessness. The Director is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the Criminal Justice Reform Department including managing staff, identifying systemic barriers, best practices, and innovative programs in the community, coordinating and implementing systems change with partners, advocating for continual criminal justice and mental health system improvement, managing community and political relationships, and serving as the Association’s figure head on criminal justice reform.

Position Qualifications:

Accountable for supervision of staff and program operations for Criminal Justice Reform Department at the Association.
Under Supervision of Chief Programs Officer, manages all services-related operations of Association’s criminal justice reform programs;
Justice and mental health training center
Work with other departments on enhancements to diversion programs like Special Services Docket and Homeless Outreach/Rapid Response
Develops and maintains knowledge on best practice models and assists in their implementation as appropriate throughout the agency.

Identify potential issues and opportunities for the organization through strong relationships that can be leveraged to meet the mission and vision of the organization. Represents and promotes the Association, its policies, mandates, visions and initiatives, both internally and within the Community, on various Boards, Committees, speaking engagements, and through fostering relationships with partners including but not limited to:
Stepping Up Committee (quarterly)
Advisory Council for CRT, CARES, and Sobering Center (quarterly)
Legal Advocacy and Justice Committee (bi-monthly)
CRT Steering Committee (monthly)
Board Meetings (monthly)
Staff Meeting (monthly)
Legislative Advocacy Committee (monthly)
PQI Committee (quarterly)
Leadership Team (weekly)
Strategy Team (weekly, as needed)
And, other Committees, Educational Forums, and Media and Public Speaking engagements opportunities as necessary for purposes of advocacy and education and directed by Chief Programs Officer.

Position Requirements:

This level of knowledge is normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field such as social or behavioral science, law, criminal justice, political science, or public relations with and 5-6 years related experience or other relevant equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree is preferred.

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