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6 Mar 2023

Full-Time Director of Justice Programs

Healing Justice Project – Posted by dianagower Anywhere

Job Description


Healing Justice is a small, dynamic, and rapidly growing national non-profit organization that uses restorative justice and justice reform to address the individual and collective harm caused by wrongful convictions. We serve all who have been directly harmed in these cases: crime victims, survivors, and their families, as well as the innocent who were wrongly convicted and their families. We also offer programs for others who have been affected by these cases: jurors, judges, police, prosecutors, victim advocates, and other justice and social service providers. You can learn more about our work at and


The Director of Justice Programs will lead nationwide training and technical assistance for criminal justice system agencies and community-based victim services organizations, to ensure that crime victims receive notification and support in cases involving post-conviction claims of innocence and exonerations. The Director of Justice Programs will also serve as the lead for the Increasing Options for Victims of Crime cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC). The Director of Justice Programs is also responsible for raising public awareness aimed at increasing empathy and equity for crime victims in these cases. Finally, the Director of Justice Programs will lead efforts to ensure that Healing Justice’s work and program services are victim-centered and trauma-informed. 

This is a full-time position that requires a commitment of at least three years. This position also requires travel as needed to fulfill training and technical assistance commitments. This position will report to the Executive Director and work closely with other team members. 


The Director of Justice Programs is responsible for providing organizational and programmatic leadership to the program. The Director of Justice Programs is responsible for overseeing the following areas and projects:

Lead Healing Justice’s training and technical assistance (TTA), with the goals of (a) ensuring that agency practices and protocols reflect the guidelines and resources created under Healing Justice’s partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), (b) expanding and improving post-conviction notification and support provided to crime victims, and (c) increasing crime victims’ awareness of Healing Justice and its program services. This includes:  

  • Managing and staffing current TTA projects, including conducting training and ongoing technical assistance to agencies. 
  • Expanding TTA opportunities through outreach to prosecution, law enforcement, judicial, and victim services agencies around the country. 
  • Building and maintaining TTA and victim support partnerships and coalitions at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Assisting individual victims with accessing Healing Justice’s peer support and restorative justice programs, and with participating in justice reform opportunities.
  • Assisting individual victims with receiving support and services from external organizations.
  • Seeking VOCA and other government and foundation funding to support and expand Healing Justice’s TTA and victim assistance work.

Lead and manage Healing Justice’s cooperative agreement with OVC Increasing Options for Victims of Crime. Healing Justice and its partners, National Crime Victim Law Institute, National Organization for Victim Assistance, and Urban Institute are tasked with providing overarching recommendations, training, and models for post-conviction victim services delivery around the country, as well as implement and pilot tailored victim support training and technical assistance in select jurisdictions where active conviction and sentence review is occurring. To this end, tasks for this cooperative agreement include: 

  • Implementing the vision, mission, goals, objectives, activities, products and outcomes for the cooperative agreement.
  • Ensuring that critical timelines set forth in the cooperative agreement are met along with the projected timeline.
  • Taking the lead in ensuring that project partners and selected sites are meeting their activities and deliverables as outlined in the cooperative agreement.
  • Providing leadership and coordination between Healing Justice, partners, the selected sites, Advisory Group, other stakeholders and OVC.
  • Ensuring the Activities in Years 1, 2 and 3 are scheduled, planned and implemented as required in the cooperative agreement and the Time-task Plan. 
  • Tracking required information for reporting purposes both internally, from sites, and partners for submission to OVC.  
  • Working with Healing Justice leadership to track funding for the cooperative agreement, including expense reports for partners and sites.
  • Serving as the primary source of communication between all partners, selected sites, and OVC. 
  • Ensuring all stakeholders and Healing Justice are abiding and following the special conditions requirements in the formal award letter. 

Create internal policies and protocols, develop deliverables, resources or products to ensure that Healing Justice’s TTA activities, outreach to crime victims, and other program services are trauma-informed and fill the identified needs in the field.

Lead Healing’s Justice’s efforts to raise awareness about the impact of wrongful convictions and exonerations on crime victims, and to change public opinion and false narratives. This includes presentations, blog posts, Op-Eds, and other public awareness activities. 

Play a support role in grant development, writing and other fundraising efforts to support and expand Healing Justice’s mission and work. 

Assist in designing program evaluation and outcomes measurement in all of Healing Justice’s work.

Assist with other aspects of Healing Justice’s organizational growth and development, as needed.


  • Experience providing victim-centered, trauma-informed training and technical assistance for criminal justice, social service, health, or other professionals. Ability to create and conduct comprehensive training and provide specialized technical assistance as it relates to victim support and services, including producing excellent written products (reports, summaries, correspondence, curricula, protocols, and policies) within established timeframes without difficulty. 
  • Experience leading federal grant projects and other multi-year projects involving program development and implementation, partner coordination, stakeholder engagement, required reporting, and timely completion of deliverables. 
  • Trauma-informed training and the ability to develop trauma-informed approaches in all Healing Justice programs and services, particularly focused on victim services and support.
  • Working knowledge of criminal justice research, evaluation, and policy reform as they relate to victim services and trauma-informed response. Ability to interpret and apply the findings of scholarly studies in a practical setting, and to identify partnership opportunities with stakeholders to undertake research, evaluation, and policy reform projects of benefit to Healing Justice and oversee their implementation.
  • At least seven years of professional work experience.
  • Ability to travel as needed.


  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Ability to work independently while also being able to collaborate effectively with other team members.
  • Ability to provide training and technical assistance for criminal justice, social service, health, or other professionals.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. 


  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities to address complex issues and challenges related to victim services and trauma-informed response.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for Healing Justice’s mission, work, and clients. 
  • A professional and collaborative work ethic, a good sense of humor, and the ability to maintain grace under pressure.


Salary dependent on experience and location. Generous vacation time, family friendly work environment, flexible work hours, 401(k) plan, and health insurance.


BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+ and directly impacted candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Healing Justice is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We recognize that the collective sum of our employees’ individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent enriches the organization’s culture, impact, and achievement. By prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we believe we can attract and retain diverse talent and create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by law.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume by March 24th, to Please note that the following applications will not be considered:
  • Applications that do not meet the Required Qualifications.
  • Applications that do not demonstrate an interest in Healing Justice’s mission.
  • Applications that are incomplete.
  • Applications with typos or other inattention to detail.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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