Jail Screening Specialist | 3rd Shift

(10pm-6:30am, Tuesday-Saturday schedule)

Description & Responsibilities

Screening Specialists are responsible for the day-to-day interviewing of all arrestees booked into the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility as well as the creation of a Pretrial Risk Report for all arrestees interviewed.  Information gathered through the pretrial investigation process is entered into the Milwaukee County Pretrial Service Information System and used to create a Pretrial Risk Report used by judicial officials in the bail setting decision.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, or related field;
  • Applied understanding of the criminal justice process, criminogenic risk/needs/ responsivity, and the risk principle preferred;
  • High level of skill on organization and attention to detail as well as an ability to work well independently;
  • High level of computer literacy including data entry, web searching, and word processing;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in Spanish, verbal and written, preferred;
  • Prior experience working with individuals from diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Pre-employment background check as conducted by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is required.

Responsibilities  

  • Conduct pretrial investigations on all arrestees booked into the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility;
  • Verify information received during arrestee interviews through web-enabled databases and collateral verification sources;
  • Calculate pretrial risk using the Public Safety Assessment and create a Pretrial Risk Report by applying the arrestee’s risk score to the Milwaukee County Decision Making Framework;
  • Maintaining accurate and timely records in the MCPSIS that support program compliance with contractual outcomes and obligations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Terms

  • Agreement to abide by and subscribe to the mission, vision and culture of JusticePoint
  • Permanent full-time with benefits
  • Reports to Program Coordinator – Jail Operations