Youth Forensic Case Manager 

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to 


The Youth Forensic Case Manager will be responsible for providing in-reach and diversion options for incarcerated and institutionalized youth and young adults. The Youth Forensic Case Manager will work as part of the RYSE team to provide wraparound services. Other duties include cultivating relationships with community organizations and other service providers, case management, and advocacy.   

REPORTS TO: Program Manager 


  • Locating and meeting with incarcerated youth who are at OCCC, WCCC, Halawa Correctional Facility, Hawaii State Hospital, and possibly DPS and HPD cellblock as well as where youth go after incarceration.  
  • Build and maintain healthy relationships with incarcerated youth and help them with eventual release plans.   
  • Build and maintain relationships with Department of Public Safety, Honolulu Police Department, Office of the Public Defender, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Department of Health (ADAD, AMHD, etc.), drug treatment centers, and other entities.  
  • Work with clients on housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health, financial, and document recovery needs.   
  • Assist in transporting clients to appointments and other essential business.  
  • Maintaining and interacting in a culturally sensitive, respectful, and professional demeanor.  
  • Demonstrate high integrity when dealing with a wide variety of cultural restrictions and confidential information.  
  • Providing screening services for clients involved with alcohol or drug abuse before court hearings 
  • Presenting evidence of mental illness in order to ascertain appropriate treatment 
  • Referring clients to the correct mental health, substance abuse or dual diagnosis facility 
  • Assisting clients with applying for and receiving public and private benefits. 
  • Be able to give presentations on youth homelessness and the relationship to incarceration.   
  • Other duties as assigned.  



  • Associates degree in related field or high school diploma and 2 years related work experience.  
  • Experience with criminal justice system in Hawaii.   
  • Knowledge of different social service resources in Hawaii and how to access them.  
  • Knowledge of different substance use treatment services in Hawaii and how to access them. 
  • Education or experience in cultural competency.  
  • Liaising between the courts and correctional facilities and psychiatric institutions 
  • Investigating and recommending supportive services for clients 
  • Monitoring client’s participation and progress in the advised treatment program 
  • Preparing and presenting written and oral status reports, regarding the client’s progress, to the criminal justice system 
  • Access to insured, registered vehicle and clean driver abstract.  
  • Ability to maintain regular and consistent attendance.  
  • Conducting drug testing on all clients as needed 
  • Maintaining excellent case documentation, this documentation will be available for review by supervision at anytime 
  • Employment Eligibility Verification  
  • Successful completion of criminal background check.  
  • Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification.  
  • Ability to obtain access to prisons and psychiatric facilities  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. In the course of performing the job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, climbing stairs, walking, driving, carrying (50lbs), and lifting (50lbs), bending, stooping. Operating a computer keyboard. Makes and receives telephone calls. Use of general office equipment copier, fax machine and basic office equipment. Subjected to outside environmental conditions.   


The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. They will be required to enter correctional facilities where hazardous situations may occur. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations.  

Pay rate: $20-25/hr (depending on experience) 

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