Know any professionals of color who want to lead efforts to help youth in trouble with the law?
Then you should encourage them to apply to the Youth Justice Leadership Institute. The Institute, offered by the National Juvenile Justice Network, is a robust, year-long, distance-learning program that includes leadership development, training in juvenile justice system policies and practices, theories of change, and advocacy skills development. Now in its second year, its goal is to expand the base of advocates and organizers in the field who reflect the communities who are most affected by the way the juvenile justice system operates.
Past fellows have described the Institute variously as a great opportunity, a place that helped them see the national context for their work, connected them to colleagues and peers across the country and which helped them bring back useful information to their communities. But see for yourself what they have to say -- check out the video above.
If you're a professional of color and want to apply, download the Youth Justice Leadership Institute's application packet now, or contact the Institute's coordinator, Diana Onley-Campbell, at email@example.com.
Learn more about the Youth Justice Leadership Institute here. But remember, applications are due on April 23, 2012.
The Youth Justice Leadership Institute is supported by generous grants from the Public Welfare Foundation and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Benjamin Chambers has been involved in youth justice for over 12 years. Currently, he manages communications for the National Juvenile Justice Network, a nationwide organization serving state-level advocates in juvenile justice reform. Prior to that, he served on the management team at the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice in Portland Oregon, directed the local Reclaiming Futures project, and eventually was hired by Prichard Communications to launch and edit the blog and social media channels for the Reclaiming Futures national program office.
Updated: February 08 2018