Pretrial Services Officer resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Motivated and informed professional with a comprehensive and person-centered approach to community supervision. Strong commitment to working with underserved and underrepresented populations in the justice system, with a specialized expertise in behavioral health. Excellent communication and emotional intelligence produce a collaborative team player with the ability to work effectively with and among diverse populations.

  • Comprehensive case management
  • Emotional awareness
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Conflict resolution/Problem solving
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Behavioral health expertise
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Certified EEO Counselor
  • Assessment and treatment planning
Pretrial Services Officer, 11/2008 to Current
Children's Memorial HospitalChicago, IL,
  • Case management of persons awaiting trial with identified mental health diagnoses, to include connecting to community-based treatment providers, assessing and referring for appropriate social services resources, and maintaining collateral contacts to ensure compliance with treatment
  • Supervise and monitor compliance with court-ordered release conditions, documenting daily interactions and critical information in a real-time data management system (PRISM) and maintaining that documentation in accordance with policy guidelines and regulations
  • Maintain frequent communication with collateral contacts and community justice stakeholders in an effort to support compliance of the persons awaiting trial
  • Respond to defendant non-compliance and infractions with appropriate sanctions, which often includes coordination of care with behavioral health collateral contacts, attorneys, family members, and justice stakeholders
  • Prepare and submit court reports to advise on defendants' compliance and make recommendations that will support favorable outcomes of ensuring the defendant's return to court and protecting the safety of the community
  • Conduct warrant checks and criminal record checks utilizing local and national criminal justice databases to monitor potential violations in other jurisdictions
  • Serve as agency representative in Mental Health Community Court, making verbal representations as part of an interdisciplinary team in efforts to coordinate and facilitate legal diversion opportunities for identified defendants with a chronic mental health diagnosis
Mental Health Therapist-Adult Outpatient Services, 05/2006 to 11/2008
Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services BoardCity, STATE,
  • Completed comprehensive intake assessments, making provisional diagnoses and assessing for placement in appropriate level and intensity of services
  • Provided individual and group therapy to clients with co-occurring disorders using evidence-based practices and treatment modalities
  • Developed treatment plans collaboratively with clients and maintained documentation through progress notes and quarterly service plan reviews
  • Monitored client progress through ongoing risk assessment and crisis intervention as necessary; linked to appropriate resources for housing needs, employment, and other social services
  • Served as a co-occurring liaison and resource to staff to promote integrated treatment services
  • Participated in clinical case conferences to present and discuss challenging cases and problem solved to create comprehensive person-centered treatment interventions
Mental Health Therapist-Adult Residential Services, 02/2004 to 05/2006
Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services BoardCity, STATE,
  • Conducted assessments and provided therapy, case management, support services, crisis intervention, and life skills training to clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in a residential setting
  • Developed and implemented service plans in collaboration with clients with an emphasis on client strengths and a recovery oriented perspective
  • Provided education, training, and counseling to clients on daily living, social and interpersonal skills, and problem solving
  • Developed and implemented the curriculum for a drug education and relapse prevention group; facilitated weekly group sessions with residents
  • As a lead clinician, served as backup to the Program Supervisor to manage daily administrative and clinical functions of the program; facilitated meetings, developed staff schedules, and provided on-call support to ensure 24 hour coverage of the facility
Clinical Case Manager, 07/2003 to 02/2004
Community ConnectionsCity, STATE,
  • Provided comprehensive case management services to persons with chronic mental illness to include individual therapy, drug education, life skills training, and crisis intervention
  • Completed individual treatment plans, monthly summaries, and other clinical documentation in compliance with agency and federal regulations
  • Linked clients with the appropriate community service and social service resources
  • Participated in clinical supervision to problem solve challenging cases and coordinate comprehensive treatment interventions
Education and Training
Master of Education: Counseling Psychology, Expected in 2003
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Expected in 2001
Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University - Tallahassee, FL

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School Attended

  • Temple University
  • Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University

Job Titles Held:

  • Pretrial Services Officer
  • Mental Health Therapist-Adult Outpatient Services
  • Mental Health Therapist-Adult Residential Services
  • Clinical Case Manager


  • Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Science

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