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Inmate Advocacy Program Coordinator

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ORGANIZATION: TRANS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

Our Inmate Advocacy program ensures that incarcerated trans* folks have access to our resources. We are looking for volunteers to help us expand this program so that prison facilities across the country know about our organization and the help we can provide to their transgender inmates.

Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Seeking out prison facilities in the US where trans* folks are being held.
  • Reaching out to the facilities to inform them of our Inmate Advocacy program
  • Building a database of prison facilities that have agreed to work with us to assist their trans* inmates
  • Build and maintain relationships with partner facilities and their liaison
  • Put together education for correctional staff to train them on how to better support the trans folks in their care

Preferred skills:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Passion for helping incarcerated trans* folks
  • Ability to do internet research

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About TRANS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

Location:

P.O. Box 12233, Jacksonville, NC 28546, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Trans Empowerment Project is to elevate trans and gender non-conforming communities, particularly trans people of color, out of crisis and into empowerment through action, advocacy, and resource-building.

Description

Founded in 2016 by a multi-racial trans man, Trans Empowerment Project has helped over 1500 trans and gender non-conforming people connect with the resources they need. We provide a wide range of programs and services to folks in these communities, with a particular focus on trans people of color, and we have continued to expand to address new problems as they arise.

Our programs and services include:

  • inTRANSitions - emergency response program that can help clients with food, clothing, HRT assistance, or transportation away from abusive/non-affirming situations. This is usually accomplished within 48 hours of the client's first contact.
  • Trans Employment Project - program that aims to connect trans job seekers with inclusive employers. We help clients put together resumes, prepare for interviews, and connect with potential employers. We also work with companies to help them craft more inclusive non-discrimination policies.
  • Help for Allied Loved Ones (H.A.L.O) - a program designed to provide support and education to folks who want to be a better ally to a trans or gender non-conforming loved one.
  • Inmate Advocacy - this program works with incarcerated trans folks to ensure they have access to our resources.
We welcome all volunteers, trans and cisgender, and we would love to have YOU as part of our team.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
LGBTQ+
Advocacy & Human Rights, Justice & Legal, LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Database Administration
  • Organization
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Around 3-5 hours per week.

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