JusticePoint, Inc.

Portage County Drug Court Coordinator

Job Description

The Drug Court Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination and daily operation of the Portage County Drug Court.  Duties include administrative assistance to the Drug Court Judge, coordinating the selection of drug court participants, providing linkages to community-based treatment and service providers, coordinating drug court team agendas and staffing program compliance.  Day-to-day responsibilities include ensuring activities and services are documented appropriately in paper and electronic files and working closely with the Drug Court Team to ensure that best and evidence-based practices are being followed.  The Coordinator is responsible for monitoring program outcomes and maintaining high quality services within the budget limits outlined in the contract.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, or related field and equivalent managerial experience in criminal justice and human services;
  • Preference given to candidates with management and supervisory experience overseeing clinical services in AODA programs;
  • Demonstrated skill and success in:
  • Budget development and management,
  • Oral and written communication,
  • Organization development and management,
  • Experience working in the AODA treatment field and/or direct managing or providing case management services to a Drug Court,
  • Successful grant writing and management,
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of criminal justice process, mental illness, and substance use disorders,
  • Knowledge of community resources needed for participant success,
  • High level of skill in organization and attention to detail and accuracy and ability to work independently,
  • Computer literacy including working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, as well as data entry systems,
  • Prior experience in working with individuals from diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds,


  • Ability to articulate a clear vision for the Portage County Drug Court,
  • Ability to coordinate work of multiple partner organizations and stakeholders,
  • Ability to accept new challenges,
  • Ability to involve others in the planning and decision-making process, but retain overall accountability,
  • Ability to adapt well to change - internally and externally,
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals, communities, and institutions.

Position Terms

Permanent full-time, with benefits

Reports to the JusticePoint Associate Executive Director