CASES Awarded Civic Justice Corps Grant

On July 1, 2011 CASES was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to launch a new Civic Justice Corps program for youth with previous involvement in the justice system. CASES is one of fifteen organizations selected from across the country to receive this grant, and the only organization selected in New York State.

Civic Justice Corps projects will provide young people the opportunity to repair the harm they may have caused to their communities. Such community service projects can help youth reestablish community-based trust while developing basic work readiness skills.

Over the 30-month grant period, the program expects to enroll 100 youth who will receive programming for up to eight months. The program will consist of community service projects, educational services, career development seminars, paid internships and post-program support.

The grant officially begins on July 1, 2011 with a four-month planning period, followed by enrollment of the first participants in November 2011. CASES will work with the New York City Department of Probation, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and other community partners to identify youth appropriate for the program.

CASES will be seeking to fill a number of positions for this program. All open positions will be posted on our Employment Opportunities page [1].

For additional information, view the Employment and Training Administration’s press release [2].