2019 Juvenile Justice Strategy Group Advisory Council Application for 2019-2021 COHORT
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Application for Youth Council Representative
If you are an individual who is applying to represent their state or local juvenile justice youth council, then complete this application. Prior to completing this application, your council should have agreed that you are the designated member to pursue this opportunity.

To apply, candidates must submit the following materials:
•Youth Council Representative application form;
•resume and most recent transcript. If you are unable to provide a resume or transcript, please submit a summary of your education, work and/or volunteer experiences; and
•at least two and no more than three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a sponsor organization in your community. As a representative of a youth council in your state or local jurisdiction, you have the option to choose your council or another organization as your sponsoring organization. For a description of sponsor organization requirements, see page 3 of the Application Overview document.

Candidates may submit their application materials online or send to Kelsey Johnson, Community Law in Action (CLIA) via e-mail kelsey@cliayouth.org, fax to 410-706-0041 or mail to CLIA, 520 West Fayette Street, Suite 140, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Applications are due Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm. A limited number of candidates will be selected for interviews. These candidates will be contacted using the phone and email information submitted on their application form. Candidates who are interviewed will be notified of final decisions by the end of January 2019.
Youth Council Qualifications:
•The youth council should have an explicit focus on the juvenile justice system and/or youth justice reform.
•At least 50 percent of the youth council’s members should have current or former justice system involvement.
•The council representative that is nominated by the group should have former justice system involvement.

At a minimum, the candidate should have the following experiences, skills and qualities:
•18-25 years of age on November 16, 2018, which is the application due date;
•past or current juvenile justice involvement (e.g., probation, detention, commitment, residential placement, incarceration, and/or aftercare/parole)
•willingness to listen and learn;
•passion about and commitment to juvenile justice reform;
•skills in problem solving and critical thinking; and
•past or current experience in juvenile justice reform (e.g., organizing, policy advocacy or development, program development, research)

The following experiences, skills, and qualities are preferred:
•interpersonal skills;
•strong writing and public speaking skills;
•political astuteness;
•knowledge of and/or direct connection to JDAI and/or the Juvenile Justice Strategy Group’s work
Additional Documents
Since you are submitting your application online, please email the additional required documents to Kelsey Johnson at kelsey@cliayouth.org. The subject header should read: ONLINE SUBMISSION - First Name and Last Name
Two to three letters of recommendation; and
Optional Creative Piece
Name *
First and last name
Your answer
Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code) *
Your answer
Phone number *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
What is the best way to reach you? Check all that apply. *
When is the best time of day to reach you? *
Your answer
Date of birth: *
What gender do you consider yourself? *
Your answer
What are your preferred pronouns? *
Your answer
Do you consider yourself to be Hispanic or Latino? *
What race(s) do you consider yourself? Check all that apply. *
Council Information
Please confirm that you are the only member of your youth council submitting an application. *
Council name: *
Your answer
Street address: *
Your answer
Council Leadership
(This should be the adult partner involved in leading and/or coordinating the youth council)
Name *
First and Last name
Your answer
Phone Number *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
What year was the council started? *
Your answer
Who does the council advise? *
Your answer
How many young people belong to the council? *
Your answer
How often does the council meet? If you know the meeting dates for 2019, please list them. *
Your answer
When does your term on the council end? *
Your answer
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