Juvenile Justice Initiatives Coordinator at Good Shepherd Mediation Program

The Juvenile Justice Initiatives (JJI) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and serves as the lead trainer for the Juvenile Offender Diversion Program (JODP), the Youth Delinquency and Violence Prevention Program, the Impact of Auto Theft workshop and Roadshow, and related services for juveniles.  The JJI Coordinator reports to the Program Director.



Tuesday-Saturday, 40 hours per week; ½ hour lunch. Usually 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; some evening hours, as needed. Comp time is available for hours worked outside of the regular workweek.



Coordinate and serve as the lead trainer for all workshops designed for juvenile offenders and at-risk youth in conjunction with the Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney, the Police Department and the PA Auto Theft Prevention Authority. Duties include administrative paperwork for the court; training; development of training material; coordination of community service placements; and other related duties, as needed. Conduct outreach visits to Youth Aid Panels across the City and other referral sources.



Facilitate pre-hearing conferences in Dependency Court one morning per week, and custody mediation at Domestic Relations Court one morning per week, when qualified.



After apprenticing with GSMP staff, assist the Program Director, the Executive Director and the Restorative Justice Specialist in conducting various training workshops, including but not limited to:

  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Peer Mediation
  • Restorative Practices (Victim-Offender Conferencing)
  • Youth Aid Panelist training
  • Basic Mediation (role-play coaching)
  • Related workshops



Mediate disputes referred to GSMP, as needed, particularly in the areas of victim-offender, family, community, landlord-tenant, small claims, and EEO.



  • Supervise contract trainers and student interns at the Saturday workshops.
  • Maintain statistics and present regular reports as assigned by the Program Director.
  • Preparation of brochures, videos and other marketing and public relations (public speaking, etc.) tools needed to publicize JJI and related services.
  • Coordinate the gathering of evaluative data for all training JJI workshops.
  • Maintain daily time sheets and approve those of your staff.
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings.
  • Related duties as assigned by the Managing Director.



(Highly recommended for advancement but not mandatory) Read professional literature pertaining to conflict resolution and mediation; mediate when available; maintain memberships in mediation-related professional associations; attend continuing education opportunities, conferences and meetings of local mediation-related professional associations that stimulate your interest; present professional association conference papers and/or workshops; and contribute articles to professional journals (some funding from the Mediation Program may be available; consult the Executive Director).



Successful completion of all GSMP mediation and conflict resolution training workshops. Interpersonal and communication skills that reflect an ability to work as a team member and handle conflict constructively. Enthusiasm for the mediation process. Demonstrate loyalty and zeal for the mission of the GSMP. A master’s degree in criminal justice, conflict resolution, social work, communication or a related field is preferred. Willing and comfortable with traveling throughout the City of Philadelphia (personal transportation is preferred).



Salary based on experience

Benefits package

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Clymer D. Bardsley, Program Director


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