Please answer the
following questions. You are not limited
to the space provided, but your answers should be no more than 2 paragraphs in
length. You may also attach supporting
documents, such as news articles, etc.
1. Please describe your personal
experience working to transform, navigate or survive the juvenile justice
system. If you do not have personal experience with the juvenile justice
system, please describe your experience in a related social justice field.
2. Why do you want to be a Youth
Justice Leadership Institute fellow?
What do you hope to gain from your participation?
3. What, if any, juvenile justice
organization(s) are you currently connected to?
What is your role there? If you are not currently connected to a
juvenile justice organization, please explain your current connections to an
organization or institution in a related social justice field.
4. Are you connected with the National
Juvenile Justice Network member in your state? (For a complete listing of NJJN
members, visit http://www.njjn.org/our-members.)
5. Are you able to commit to attending YJLI's two week long virtual or in-person retreats held in October 2021 and April 2022? (Note that the program will provide
transportation to and from each in-person session as well as room and board.)
6. Explain how you will manage the
rigors of the fellowship requirements considering your other work and personal
7. Describe your advocacy project. In
crafting your description, please refer to the required components of the
advocacy project, found in the Institute FAQ. Your answer to this item may exceed two paragraphs. At a minimum,
your description must include the following:
d. A brief one-year timeline
e. How you believe this work can be
built upon once the Institute year is complete
$0 - $30,000
$31,000 - $40,000
$41,000 - $50,000
Please provide the
names and contact information for two nominators who can speak to your
experience as an advocate to transform the juvenile justice system, and/or your
advocacy efforts in a related field.
Each nominator must complete the separate nomination form and submit it
directly to NJJN.