Family Unity Policy Analyst

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
LSPC organizes communities impacted by the criminal justice system and advocates to release incarcerated people, to restore human and civil rights, and to reunify families and communities. We build public awareness of structural racism in policing, the courts, and the prison system, and we advance racial and gender justice in all our work. Our Strategies include legal support, trainings, advocacy, public education, grassroots mobilization and developing community partnerships.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO to be considered. Reports To: Managing Director About LSPC: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) advocates for the civil and human rights of incarcerated individuals, their families, and communities. Through legal support, advocacy, and grassroots mobilization, LSPC aims to address systemic issues in the criminal justice system and promote social justice. Position Summary: The Family Unity Policy Analyst will play a crucial role in advancing the mission and goals of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) by leading the development and coordination of activities related to family reunification and family rights. This position will focus on engaging with families impacted by incarceration, monitoring legislative and administrative policies, and advocating for the civil and human rights of affected families at the local and state levels. Responsibilities: Policy Analysis and Advocacy: Coordinate legislative and administrative policy activities, including monitoring, sponsoring, and supporting legislation impacting families of incarcerated individuals in California. Engage with family members through various communication channels to advocate for their civil and human rights, including social media, webinars, emails, and phone calls. Respond to inquiries and requests related to visiting issues and prison conditions, and distribute publications designed to assist prisoners and their families. Compile and update resources for families and refer individuals to supportive services as needed. Support for Family Reunification Initiatives: Support LSPC’s Family Reunification Participatory Defense Hub by recruiting and referring families and providing assistance to the Hub facilitator as needed. Develop presentations and materials for program-related events and meetings and collaborate with other projects to create training and resource materials for supporting incarcerated parents and their families. Management of Lifelines Program: Conduct outreach to state and federal institutions to offer the Lifelines programming. Coordinate scheduling, develop program materials, and provide in-custody training to incarcerated parents. Serve as a liaison to external partners and manage relationships with key community stakeholders. Coalition Building and Event Coordination: Lead the coalition for Family Unity and facilitate meetings, including agenda creation and coordination with government officials and legislators. Participate in grassroots mobilization, community partnerships, and events for systems-impacted families. Lead the efforts of the community Giveback throughout the year, including maintaining communication with families inside and outside, develop partnerships with organizations for participation and organize staff to participate in the annual event. Program Coordination and Reporting: Work with staff, All of Us or None & Coalition for Family Unity members to develop and coordinate program activities, manage timelines, and ensure timely completion of deliverables. Maintain records and monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of work outcomes in alignment with contractual and grant commitments. — Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred in social work, public policy, criminal justice, or a related field. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in policy analysis, legislative advocacy, or program management, particularly in issues related to criminal justice reform, family rights, or social justice. Strong understanding of state and local policies and initiatives impacting families of incarcerated individuals, including visiting regulations, prison conditions, and child welfare systems. Demonstrated experience in coordinating legislative and administrative policy activities, including tracking bills, attending meetings, and coordinating testimony. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders, facilitate meetings, and deliver presentations effectively. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and virtual collaboration tools. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple tasks and priorities, and meet deadlines. Commitment to social justice, racial equity, and the empowerment of marginalized communities, with a particular emphasis on formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Preference for candidates with lived experience as a formerly incarcerated parent and demonstrated interest and experience working as part of a collaborative team in a nonprofit or advocacy setting. Salary range: $75,000 to $95,000. Application Process: Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position to: Errol Veron 4400 Market Street Oakland, CA. 94608 To apply electronically or for further inquiries, please contact: LSPC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of employment. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.