The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking emerging youth justice leaders from around the country to apply for the 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council. Members will support and contribute to a national juvenile justice reform movement, and candidates must be young adults, ages 18 to 25, who are interested in strengthening their leadership and advocacy skills as emerging leaders in juvenile justice reform. Applicants must have current or past experience with the juvenile justice system—such as probation, detention, residential placement, incarceration, or aftercare—and be eager to work in partnership with the Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group and with state and local juvenile justice systems. Candidates can apply either as individuals or as representatives of their local or state youth councils. The latter should represent a council that has an explicit focus on the juvenile justice system or youth justice reform, where at least 50 percent of members have former or current juvenile justice system involvement and the nominee has past or current system involvement.
Learn more and apply. Applications are due by November 16.
There will also be a webinar for prospective candidates on Thursday, October 18 from 1–2 p.m. ET. Register here.