The National Juvenile Justice Network does a lot of great work on behalf of our nation’s youth. From the excellent coverage of juvenile justice issues on their website to their online library they excel at providing great information.
Another way in which they work toward positive change is in helping to train the next generation of advocates. Since we always need more voices speaking up on the subject I’d like to point out that are now accepting applications for one of those programs, the Youth Justice Leadership Institute.
Here is their video about the program followed by information on how to get involved:
The National Juvenile Justice Network is now accepting applications for the second year of its Youth Justice Leadership Institute! The Institute is a robust, year-long program that includes leadership development, training in juvenile justice system policies and practices, theories of change, and advocacy skills development.
Our mission is to create the foundation for a more effective juvenile justice reform movement by developing a strong base of advocates and organizers who reflect the communities most affected by juvenile justice system practices and policies, so this year, we will again focus on cultivating and supporting professionals of color.
If you are a professional of color and want to apply for the Institute, you can:
- learn more about it here (http://www.njjn.org/our-work/
youth-justice-leadership- institute-building-a-movement) ;
- download our application packet now (http://www.njjn.
- contact the Institute’s coordinator, Diana Onley-Campbell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due 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.