LWC
NOMINATE A LEADER

A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 

LEADING WITH CONVICTION™ 2025

Building Collective LEADERSHIP with Collective VOICES For Collective POWER

With growing racial and systemic injustice, the work of directly impacted advocates has never been more important.  

It is critically important that our leaders have the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to guide justice reform in successfully addressing the challenges and opportunities facing communities that are directly impacted by the justice system. 


Leading with Conviction™ (LwC) is a program that invests in the power of directly impacted advocacy leaders to affect change so that they have the tools and resources to organize, and advocate for themselves, their families and their communities. We are currently accepting nominations for the Leading with Conviction 2025 cohort.

NOMINATION CRITERIA

All applicants should meet the following program eligibility requirements: 

  • At least 3-5 years post-criminal justice involvement (criminal justice involvement includes but is not limited to: actual incarceration, arrest without conviction, probation-only, parole (state or federal) and/or involvement in the juvenile justice system).

    • 3-5 years post-criminal justice involvement ensures leaders have had the time to resolve normal re-entry issues, secure housing and employment and focus on leadership advocacy in their communities. Individuals mandated to community supervision are also eligible for LwC.

  • Must have demonstrated a 3-5 year track record of leadership with a specific commitment to advocacy and community organizing.

  • Must commit to full participation in all program components:

  • Must commit to attending from start to finish all in-person forums, webinars, executive coaching sessions, and peer coaching meetings (approximately 10 hours/month total).

  • Must be able to identify a minimum of 25 peers, colleagues, supervisors and/or direct reports from their professional networks who are willing and able to complete a pre- and post-360 Assessment.

NOMINATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE

The deadline to nominate a candidate is June 23, 2024. To nominate a candidate, please complete the form below.  All nominees selected to apply will receive an email with the link to the application. 

Nominees interested in applying to be a member of the 2025 cohort must complete and submit the form. All references must complete the applicant's questionnaire in order for the application to be considered complete. 

Early submissions are encouraged, and appreciated. The deadline for the person you nominate to fill out the application and submit references is June 30, 2024.

Candidates must be nominated to apply, incomplete or self-nominations will not be considered. 

Applicants will receive an email notification that their application has been received. Applicants will receive email notification when each reference submits questionnaire. 

If you have any questions about applying, please email JLUSA’s Leadership team at leadership@jlusa.org.

NAME OF PERSON NOMINATING POTENTIAL LWC LEADER
(PERSON COMPLETING THE NOMINATION FORM)



NAME OF NOMINEE
(NAME OF WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY TO THE LWC PROGRAM)

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Nominating a Leader does not automatically guarantee that they will be invited to apply.


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