PAAM Juvenile Justice and School Safety Training Project Director

Director of PAAM’s Juvenile Justice and School Safety Training Project

The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan is hiring a director for its new Juvenile Justice and School Safety Training Project. The director will work at the direction of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) management to meet the requirements of this Byrne SCIP Grant funded project. The Director will work collaboratively with prosecutors’ offices, law enforcement, court systems, and other identified partners, to assess the need for, and to develop and provide training programs for prosecutors on issues related to emerging juvenile justice, juvenile gun violence, and school safety. The Director will also assist prosecutors’ offices with developing community outreach and education programs related to safe firearm storage.

Responsibilities Include:

This is a full-time grant funded position that will likely end in December of 2025.

  • Providing technical assistance and legal research to prosecutors on juvenile justice, juvenile gun violence, and school safety issues while keeping a log of such assistance.
  • Participate in specialized training on the issues of juvenile justice, juvenile gun violence, and school safety.
  • Participate in meetings coordinating statewide training efforts on issues of juvenile justice, juvenile gun violence, and school safety.
  • May serve on advisory councils, committees and other boards and entities as requested or invited by partners, and other groups working on issues related to juvenile justice, juvenile gun violence, and school safety.
  • Complete required quarterly reports on grant related activities.
  • Keep accurate time records for work done and prepare reports to grant funders as required.
  • Assist prosecutors’ offices with developing community outreach and education programs regarding safe firearm storage.
  • Oversee grants provided to 5 county prosecutors’ offices for community education of safe firearm storage.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar.
  • Extensive experience in the prosecution of juvenile delinquency and criminal matters involving juveniles.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

  • 10 years or more of prosecution experience
  • Demonstrated clear and concise writing ability.
  • Attended an instructor development training program (train-the-trainer) or significant experience as a trainer.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in presentation (Microsoft © PowerPoint©, or similar programs.) and publishing software (Adobe© InDesign©, Adobe© Acrobat Professional©, etc.) or willingness to learn how to use such software.

Additional Details

Salary: $100,000-145,000, depending on experience. A competitive benefits package is available, including health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as paid leave.

The primary workstation is Lansing, Michigan. In-state and some out-of-state travel, including overnight travel, may be required. Telecommuting is permitted at the discretion of PAAM management.

How to Apply

A resume and cover letter should be emailed to Cheri Bruinsma, Executive Director at bruinsmac@michigan.gov by close of business March 4, 2024.