Fields: youth, correctional system, criminal justice, social justice, law
Location: Remote, Baltimore
About the Organization: The Casey Foundation seeks emerging youth justice leaders from around the country to join its 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council. The Foundation’s juvenile justice reform agenda is designed to improve the odds that at-risk youth can make successful transitions to adulthood. We are working to create a system that locks up fewer youth and relies more on proven, family-focused interventions that create opportunities for positive youth development.
About the Position: Council members support and contribute to a national juvenile justice reform movement. The full council is made up of 12 members who represent a range of experiences with the juvenile justice system. Council members work together to develop recommendations that inform and strengthen Casey’s work. Council members review materials, contribute to drafting and editing reports and presentations, conduct field research, attend and present at conferences and meetings and participate in professional development activities and email discussions. Council member responsibilities include active participation in the JDAIconnect online community.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: Ideal candidates are young adults, ages 18-25, who are interested in strengthening their leadership and advocacy skills as emerging leaders in juvenile justice reform. In addition, they will have current or past experience with the juvenile justice system themselves — such as probation, detention, residential placement, incarceration or aftercare — and be eager to work in partnership with Casey’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group (JJSG) and with state and local juvenile justice systems. Candidates should have problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and a willingness to listen and learn. Strong writing and public speaking skills, political awareness, interpersonal skills and knowledge of Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative® and JJSG are a plus.
Estimated Salary: Members of the Youth Advisory Council are compensated for their time and expected to commit an average of five hours per month toward the council’s work and professional development opportunities. Council members also are expected to attend in-person meetings in Baltimore a minimum of three times per year, which are each scheduled for three full days on a Thursday through Saturday, and participate in selected conferences. Travel costs are covered by the Foundation. Council members serve for a two-year term and may be considered for reappointment.
Deadline: November 16, 2018
Annie E. Casey Foundation