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Emerging Leader Award

Due October 7, 2020

Purpose:

To honor an individual advocate for youth justice who embodies passion, boldness and perseverance, and is committed to raising up the voices, experiences and expertise of system-involved youth and people of color to ensure that those most directly impacted by injustice are at the forefront of the youth justice movement.

  

The nominee should:

  1. Use advocacy as a key tool to effectively promote fair treatment of youth in trouble with the law.
  2. Be committed to empowering system-involved youth, people of color, and families of youth who are system-involved as leaders in the youth justice movement.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to racial justice in their youth justice advocacy.
  4. Have engaged in youth justice advocacy for no more than 5 years.
  5. Represent a directly-impacted community. This includes any of the following:

a. formerly incarcerated or otherwise system-involved youth 

b. person of color 

c. family member of a system-involved youth 

d. person harmed by crime, or survivor of crime NJJN encourages nominations of individuals of all ages who are engaged in youth justice advocacy -- including youth under the age of 18.


Who can nominate:

  • Nominations must come from a NJJN member (either state organizational member or Youth Justice Leadership Institute member) or NJJN partner organizations. 

  • Anyone affiliated with a member or partner organization may nominate themselves for the award.

Awardee Receives:

Plaque and recognition at virtual awards ceremony and national press release sent out by NJJN and a dedicated page on the NJJN website honoring the recipient 

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