Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Staff Attorney / Clinical Fellow. Reports to the Director of the Rutgers Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic (CYJC) and the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic (CAC).
The Staff Attorney / Clinical Fellow:
Provide legal representation and informal advocacy to youth incarcerated in New Jersey's long-term juvenile facilities and to youth transitioning out of New Jersey's foster care system.
Lead and plan community education forums for youth aging out of foster care.
Participate in statewide juvenile justice and child welfare reform initiatives.
Lead community education efforts under the supervision of the clinic directors.
Provide training to other juvenile justice system stakeholders.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.