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ARIZONA SUPREME COURT/ADULT PROBATION SERVICES DIVISION AMERICORPS PROGRAM

 

 

In a partnership with the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Arizona Supreme Court/Adult Probation Services Division launched an AmeriCorps Program in the fall of 2016.  The AmeriCorps program is funded by an agreement with the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), under the State and National program umbrella.   

AmeriCorps State and National funding supports a wide range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive community service each year. Over 2013 800,000 people served as AmeriCorps members since 1994 and over 5.2 million disadvantaged youth tutored, mentored, or served by AmeriCorps members one year alone.  Members serve at local organizations and agencies committed to addressing critical community needs in education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, economic opportunity, veterans and military families, and disaster preparedness.  AmeriCorps is a national service program that is similar to the Peace Corps. Service volunteers agree to serve a term of service and, after successfully completing service, they receive an educational award. There are AmeriCorps programs across the country meeting all kinds of community needs, ranging from tutoring children to refurbishing houses for the needy to doing environmental work. Besides GETTING THINGS DONE (the AmeriCorps motto), members also try to encourage citizens to give something back in their own community. 

The Arizona Supreme Court /Adult Probation Services Division oversees the effective statewide administration of adult probation departments and services in accordance with state statutory and judicial administrative guidelines. County Adult Probation Departments are focused on protecting the public by adequately assessing probationers for risk of reoffending and implementing appropriate supervision and focused on the rehabilitation of the probationers as they move forward to make positive life-long changes, all while aiding to restore the affected victims and communities.  The AmeriCorps Members will be placed within County Adult Probation Departments to provide essential support to Probation Officers and staff in enhancing critical services and supporting programmatic expansion.  Members placed throughout the state will provide support services in one or more of the following areas:

  • Education and Workforce Development Programs

  • Cognitive Behavior Intervention Programs

  • Community Service Programs 

  • Peer Support to Probationers and Specialty Courts Programs

 PASSIONATE ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE?  WANT PROBATION FIELD EXPERIENCE?

 Become an AMERICORPS MEMBER TODAY!

Gain experience in the Probation Field by becoming an AmeriCorps Member with the Arizona Supreme Court/Adult Probation Services Division AmeriCorps Program. Members will work with ex-offenders to improve their lives, serve as Peer Mentors, work on Community Restitution projects, help reduce recidivism in communities, gain knowledge of the criminal court system and how community supervision works and learn how Probation Officers make a difference in the lives of ex-offenders and the community they serve. 

Positions currently offered in five Arizona Counties:
Coconino, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai.

Eligible Members
receive modest
Living Allowances
during service    

Positions can last
from 4 to 12 months
    

Eligible Members can
qualify for Educational Awards
 

For More information Contact

ARIZONA SUPREME COURT
Jennifer Flannery, AmeriCorps Program Specialist
602.452.3177
jflannery@courts.az.gov

Or Visit

www.americorps.gov