Do you have a deep understanding of the criminal, social, and gender justice spaces across California? We are looking for you! Check out our open roles and apply now to join our team of directly impacted cis and trans women and young women, trans men and young men, and gender-expansive leaders.

We strongly encourage candidates who hold marginalized identities and nontraditional professional backgrounds to apply. YWFC does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will collaborate with the YWFC Team on the development and operational management of programming and services, to meet the needs of justice-involved cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys, and gender-expansive youth in Santa Clara County. The Program Coordinator plays a key role in developing relationships with engaging youth program participants, specifically young mothers, and ensuring the successful delivery of all community-based programs and fulfillment of annual, collaborative, and programmatic goals.

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Participatory Defense Coordinator

The Participatory Defense Coordinator will oversee Statewide Participatory Defense Hubs in Alameda County, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Additionally, the Participatory Defense Coordinator will lead YWFC’s San Francisco PD work including outreach and the organization and oversight of weekly meetings. This position will work under the direction of the Director Local Initiatives and in partnership with the Policy Director and other members of YWFC’s team that work directly with incarcerated cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys, and gender-expansive youth. The Coordinator will be responsible for organizing all statewide participatory defense work, including training, providing support for, and strategizing with all site-based hubs. The Coordinator will also focus on engaging families and communities in the court advocacy process, attend court hearings in the Bay Area, and report back to the Participatory Defense Network on court practices and policy implementation in our work at all sites.

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Project Coordinator


The Contra Costa County Project Coordinator will work in deep partnership with local community-based organizations to establish components of YWFC’s model with a focus on youth involved with the juvenile justice system, the foster care system, and transitional aged youth who have aged out of foster care, are pregnant and/or parenting, young people working in the underground street economy, and youth navigating the criminal justice system. This work will center around the research and needs assessment conducted by local community-based organizations on how cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys and gender-expansive youth and adults are criminalized, over-policed, and incarcerated in the county in alignment with our Freedom 2030 Charter. The Project Coordinator will establish a Sister Warriors Freedom Coalition to further build the political power of directly impacted people in the county. It is the responsibility of Project Coordinator to build with the community, grassroots organizing groups, service providers, elected officials, local government, etc. to keep abreast of local opportunities to advance the work.

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Policy Engagement Coordinator 

The Policy Engagement Coordinator will work in deep partnership with the Policy Director to support coordination with YWFC Staff, YWFC Policy Leads, and Sister Warriors Freedom Coalition, and support the implementation of plans that advance YWFC’s Freedom 2030 Charter agenda and legislative priorities across the state of California. This position’s primary responsibilities include: research and analysis of bills, cross-team coordination, administrative duties to support the Policy Director, such as creating agendas, reports, toolkits, fact sheets and, op-eds to raise awareness to stakeholders and community on decarceration, juvenile justice reform and, other ares related to the Freedom 2030 Charter.  

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