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The Urban Peace Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Please view our job announcements to learn more about our open positions.


Criminal Justice Program Policy Associate or, Senior Policy Associate

This is a high responsibility, fast-paced position that requires project and relationship management, policy analysis, legislative advocacy, skilled organizing, and research and writing ability. There is the potential for this position to be funded at a senior level with increased project leadership responsibilities. Applicants interested in both a Criminal Justice Program Policy Associate or Senior Policy Associate position are encouraged to apply.

The Urban Peace Institute’s Criminal Justice Program combines the direct representation and community lawyering with policy analysis and advocacy to reduce violence, achieve safety and improve community health so that communities can thrive. We desire a motivated team member to support UPI’s efforts to transform the Los Angeles Probation Department and to develop a countywide vision for juvenile justice including reducing youth contact with the justice system and creating meaningful community voice and leadership in the County’s justice decisions.