The criminal justice system plays a critical role in deterring unsafe driving behaviors and assigning appropriate consequences for impaired driving and other traffic offenses. From arrest to prosecution to sentencing and post-disposition, it is important that all stakeholders in the criminal justice system are aware of the efforts being made to reduce traffic fatalities. To that end, peer-to-peer training, education, and outreach are most effective in promoting proven and promising practices. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning have supported the development of a network of criminal justice professionals, including the State Judicial Outreach Liaison (SJOL), who utilizes peer-to-peer education, training and technical assistance to further the goal of reducing traffic-related offenses. In Michigan, the SJOL role is housed within the judicial branch.
The Michigan Supreme Court’s State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) is seeking an independent contractor to act as the SJOL. This is a grant-funded role starting immediately and continuing through September 30, 2024, with the possibility of annual extensions, depending upon performance and continued grant funding. Preference will be given to an individual with prior SJOL or Regional JOL (RJOL) experience.
Compensation: $56.25 per hour up to $40,000.00 per year; potential for annual renewal.