Indiana Public Defender Council Contract Social Worker Opening
We are seeking part time Social Workers on contract who will provide social worker support to public defender offices in multiple counties. Social workers will provide support to attorneys in cases involving youth in the juvenile justice system, and/or adults arrested for criminal offenses in the state of Indiana. Social workers will engage with individuals, families, schools and other community service providers to provide case assessment and evaluation, identify needed resources, and provide alternative sentencing or dispositional plans. Positions will be located generally in the northern and southern parts of the state.
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Deputy Public Defender - Public Defender of Indiana
The Public Defender of Indiana is accepting applications for an attorney position. The office provides legal representation to indigent prisoners in the Indiana Department of Correction in state court post-conviction relief proceedings, seeking to have convictions vacated or sentences reduced. A Deputy Public Defender's work includes investigating post-conviction cases, litigating meritorious claims both in the trial court and on appeal, and occasionally presenting oral argument in the Indiana appellate courts. The office provides an intellectually challenging atmosphere, and a new Deputy receives extensive training. For online information about the office, visit www.in.gov/judiciary/defender.
The starting salary is $56,264 ($2,164 weekly). The office's employees receive a standard State of Indiana benefits package, including but not limited to health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, sick, and personal days; and free parking. The office is a non-partisan agency and an equal opportunity employer. No previous legal experience is required. Applicants should submit a resume, writing sample, law school transcripts, and three references to Barbara Bowden, Executive Assistant, by: (1) e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; (2) fax to (317) 2322307; or (3) by mail addressed to Office of the Public Defender of Indiana, One North Capitol, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204.