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.
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.