Youth Justice Leadership Institute Now Accepting Applications

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Know an advocate of color with a passion for reforming the youth justice system?  

The National Juvenile Justice Network is now accepting applications to the 2019-20 Youth Justice Leadership Institute

The Institute is a robust, year-long fellowship program that seeks to clear a broad path for people of color to lead justice system reform. The program is geared towards individuals of color working as professionals in the juvenile justice field, who may also be young adults who are system survivors themselves, or family members of someone in the system.

Each year, 10 fellows from across the country are selected to develop their leadership and advocacy skills in the context of a robust curriculum around youth justice reform. The fellowship is completed concurrently with fellows' current employment, so fellows do not have to leave their jobs to participate in the Institute. The fellowship includes two fully financed retreats, mentoring and frequent distance learning opportunities. 


Interested in learning more about the Institute, or know someone who might be? There will be two informational webinars on March 21, 2019 and April 4, 2019 led by the Institute's coordinator, Diana Onley-Campbell. To learn more, follow the links below, or e-mail

» Learn more about the Youth Justice Leadership Institute.

» Register for an informational webinar. 

Complete applications must be submitted to NJJN no later than 11:59 PM EST April 29, 2019. 


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  • Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Created: 02/28/2019
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  • Modified: 02/28/2019


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