The Fund for Public Health in New York City, (FPHNYC) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across NYC.
Manhattan Justice Opportunities (MJO) is a 3-year project lead by the Center of Court Innovation (CCI) that is funded by the District Attorney of New York County to create a Manhattan Criminal Court Resource Center. MJO will provide a range of post-arraignment sentencing options and voluntary services for persons with court involvement, their families, and others who come into contact with the Criminal Court. MJO is a partnership between CCI, CASES, the Osborne Association, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). This program seeks to change the daily practice of justice in Manhattan and to create a justice system in which effective and proportionate community-based services are the primary response to misdemeanor crime, and people with justice involvement are treated as valued members of our larger community.
DOHMH will provide voluntary services to individuals at the resource center centering around health. Services will be based on participant needs, such as, but not limited to, access to medications, annual check-up, job training support and benefits assistance, family medicine, primary and specialty outpatient care.
The MJO is based within the Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice Impacted Populations (BHPJIP), which is located within the DOHMH Division of Mental Hygiene. BHPJIP works to advance population health through the use of data, policy, and program implementation to promote community-based, health-led, cross-sector strategies that reduce criminal-justice involvement and improve the transition of individuals back to the community after incarceration and community supervision.
FPHNYC are seeking two (2) Community Health Workers (CHWs) with lived experience of the justice system. CHWs will work with persons who have been referred to MJO and family, friends, community members, or loved ones who may be in need of being connected to voluntary healthcare and/or community-based supportive services. CHWs work closely with participants in identifying needs, goals and offer peer support.
Under the direction of the DOHMH’s Program Analyst, the CHWs will serve as the link between the MJO program and Health + Hospitals, Metropolitan Hospital Center, a primary care hospital center that provides state-of-the-art care in a modern environment. The CHWs will work in both the court-based Manhattan Justice Opportunities office located at 80 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013 and primary care hospital site Health + Hospitals, Metropolitan Hospital Center located at 1901 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029.
- Complete required in-house trainings including, CHW training and data platform training, and other trainings as required by MJO, the primary care hospital site, and DOHMH
- Conduct outreach, as needed, and enroll eligible persons with misdemeanor and felony cases, their families and friends, as well as other populations impacted by the criminal justice system into the program
- Support MJO participants in identifying needs and goals, creating individualized action plans, coaching/mentoring and connection to care
- Maintain a caseload on average of 25 participants
- Accompany participants to medical and social services visits, as needed
- Maintain up-to-date documentation and data entry in accordance with organizational guidelines
- Prepare case-related reports including outcomes, successes and challenges
- Attend MJO meetings, as requested including program meetings, case conferences, CHW group supervision and individual supervision
- Perform other duties, as assigned