Join the OCR Team
The Office of the Child’s Representative is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. The OCR is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. The OCR invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of GAL and CLR practice.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
OCR is an independent agency within the State of Colorado Judicial Branch that supports and oversees attorney guardians ad litem (GAL), child's legal representatives (CLR), and counsel for youth throughout the state. OCR contracts with approximately 265 attorneys to provide these services and employs 12 attorneys and five case consultants in its El Paso County GAL Office. OCR is responsible for payment and oversight of attorney services in 11 case types, including but not limited to dependency and neglect (D&N), delinquency and direct file, domestic relations, probate, paternity, and truancy. In Fiscal Year 2021, D&N appointments constituted approximately 53% of the OCR’s caseload, delinquency, and direct file appointments constituted 31%, and truancy appointments constituted 8%.
YOUTH JUSTICE ATTORNEY
The Youth Justice Attorney will advance children’s rights and promote equity and justice for youth in delinquency, direct file, and truancy cases by coordinating strategies, supports, and programs that ensure excellence in representation and engaging in policy advocacy through committee and legislative work. This is a newly-created position at the OCR and presents an opportunity for an experienced and skilled attorney to translate a vision for justice for children and youth into concrete action steps, litigation strategies, and policy reform. This is a full-time, non-classified position that is exempt from overtime under the Federal Labor Standards Act, serving at the pleasure of the OCR’s Executive Director. All prospective employees of the Colorado Judicial Branch are subject to a background investigation prior to hiring.
SEE THE FULL JOB POSTING & DEADLINES HERE: https://coloradochildrep.org/about-ocr/get-involved/