Apply Now for NJJN Youth Justice Leadership Institute

"It's important that people really do understand that this void in [juvenile justice reform] leadership really is a hindrance ..."
-Diana Onley-Campbell, Program Manager, NJJN Youth Justice Leadership Institute
The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) is seeking applicants for its new Youth Justice Leadership Institute. For a quick introduction to what the institute is and why it's critical to juvenile justice reform, check out my 6-minute interview with Ms. Onley-Campbell above, conducted in December, 2010. (Sorry the audio isn't quite in synch - I'm having extended technical difficulties - but I figured it worked well enough to get the point across.)

Here's more info straight from the NJJN newsletter:
The National Juvenile Justice Network seeks applicants for the pilot year of its Youth Justice Leadership Institute.  The Institute's mission is to create the foundation for a more effective juvenile justice reform movement by developing a strong base of well prepared and well trained advocates and organizers who reflect the communities most affected by juvenile justice system practices and policies. The Institute’s inaugural year will focus on cultivating and supporting professionals of color. [Please note: Since I interviewed Ms. Onley-Campbell above, funding limitations have required that NJJN narrow the focus of this year's intistitute on professionals of color; future years will include family members and system-involved youth.]
The Institute is a robust, year-long program that includes leadership development, training in juvenile justice system policies and practices, and advocacy skills development. The Institute will bring fellows together twice during the year, attach each fellow to a mentor and envelop fellows within the larger juvenile justice reform community.
If you are a professional of color and are interested in applying for the Institute, please download our application packet or contact the Institute's Coordinator, Diana Onley-Campbell.
Applications are due on April 26, 2011.

Updated: March 21 2018