Southern Methodist University

  • Dallas, TX, USA

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University
Jul 19, 2021
Full time
Job Summary The Senior Policy Attorney will direct the Deason Center's two-year campaign to challenge delayed and uncounseled first appearances and eliminate prolonged post-arrest delays in the filing of formal charges. The Senior Policy Attorney will therefore be essential to the Center's ability to accomplish the goals and objectives of its recent grant from Arnold Ventures and the Charles Koch Foundation. This is a two-year grant funded position. Essential Functions Lead the Deason Center's campaign to end injustice in initial appearance and formal charging.  With the help of a Communications Specialist and a Policy Attorney, identify advocacy sites, create local partnerships, and develop and execute advocacy plans to combat delays and guarantee the right to counsel from initial appearance through formal charging. Leading a team comprised of the Center's Policy Attorney and its Communications Specialist, produce reports and policy papers about initial appearance...
Southern Methodist University
Jul 19, 2021
Full time
Job Summary The Policy Attorney will support the Senior Project Attorney in implementing the Deason Center's two-year campaign to challenge delayed and uncounseled first appearances and eliminate prolonged post-arrest delays in the filing of formal charges. The Policy Attorney will therefore be essential to the Center's ability to accomplish the goals and objectives of its recent grant from Arnold Ventures and the Charles Koch Foundation. This is a two-year grant funded position. Essential Functions Assist in the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center's campaign to end injustice in initial appearance and formal charging. Working with the Director and the Senior Policy Attorney, identify advocacy sites, create local partnerships, and implement advocacy plans. Produce reports and policy papers about initial appearance and formal charging. Research and develop the substantive components of a comprehensive website that maps initial appearance and formal charging practices...