Mitigation Specialist

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YSRP seeks a Mitigation Specialist to partner with youth who face charges in the adult criminal justice system in the Philadelphia area, and to provide comprehensive strategic mitigation services and advocacy for our client-partners. The Mitigation Specialist will work collaboratively with YSRP staff and client-partners to support activities across YSRP’s integrated mitigation, reentry and policy advocacy model. The Mitigation Specialist will employ a team-based approach to collaborating with YSRP colleagues who provide mitigation, reentry, and legal support, as well as with the young person’s defense counsel, to support the accomplishment of the youth client-partner’s self-determined goals. Mitigation services may include, but are not limited to: comprehensive investigation into the youth’s background, support of the youth while incarcerated, interviews with the youth and their family and support system, collection and digestion of records, and writing a mitigation report. The Mitigation Specialist is a full-time, exempt, staff position The Mitigation Specialist’s role is critical in effectuating YSRP’s comprehensive case advocacy model, which seeks to lessen the duration and impact of adult criminal sentences on children and families in and around Philadelphia.

A limited amount of remote work is possible in additional to office-based work.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2023.

About Us

The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) works to keep children out of adult jails and prisons, and to bring home people who were sentenced as children to life in prison without the possibility of parole (Juvenile Lifers). Through policy advocacy and in coalition with partner organizations, YSRP also works to raise awareness of the issues that face young people in the adult criminal legal system, and to reform the system.

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Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2023. Please read full job description and application instructions on the YSRP website.

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