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Research Associate, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform - McCourt Schoo

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by Georgetown University

Washington, WA
Public Sector & Government
7 Sep 2018
Annual Salary
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Research Associate, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform - McCourt School of Public Policy

Georgetown's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform supports and educates leaders across systems of care to advance a balanced, multi-system approach to improving outcomes for, and promoting the positive development of, youth at risk of juvenile justice involvement. Shay Bilchik, one of the country's most influential voices in the juvenile justice arena, works closely with Georgetown's other policy centers and departments in leading the Center's efforts.

The Research Associate supports a variety of technical assistance projects to advance policy, practice, and system change in various systems such as child welfare and juvenile justice. S/he researches, coordinates, and supports state and local human services organizations in work efforts related to improving outcomes for youth that intersect between multiple systems, as well as strengthening families and communities in support of advancing institutional knowledge about cross-sector collaboration. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Multi-System Operations, the Research Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

Technical Administration

  • Coordinates a multi-system technical assistance program.
  • Maintains contact with participating jurisdictions to ensure completion of task.
  • Reviews and develops technical assistance materials - that is infographics and logic models.
  • Conducts research on topics of interest and requested resources from participating jurisdiction.
  • Develops curriculum for the technical assistance programs.
  • Develops and implements a marketing strategy for the technical assistance program.
  • Coordinates conference calls, video conferences, and webinars for participating jurisdictions.
  • Oversees the management and utility of a project based website, as well as the creation and maintenance of user accounts.
  • Researches and develops relevant content for the website.

Technical Assistance

  • Provides technical assistance to states implementing the Crossover Youth Practice Model.
  • Coordinates and facilitates conference calls with jurisdictional teams.
  • Assists in drafting protocols, system maps, policy briefs, and other jurisdiction specific documents.
  • Assists in planning and co-facilitating project specific face-to-face, audio, and web-based meetings, training sessions, briefings, and on-site meetings.
  • Develops and contributes to research briefs and publications.
  • Contributes to the ongoing improvement of all multi-system technical assistance programs.


  • Bachelor's degree - Master's degree preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience, preferably experience in Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, or a related system of care
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments, working with a number of staff and managers

Preferred qualifications

  • Preference for experience providing technical assistance and training
  • Strong writing skills

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