Advocates for Youth Justice

Advocates for Youth Justice, one of our advocacy programs for youth, engages young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice system, offering them an opportunity to assess the system's strengths and weaknesses, and then develop and implement advocacy projects to improve the system.

Each year, Advocates for Youth Justice selects an area of focus, determine a strategy to address it, and implement their project. Past projects have covered issues such as juvenile records expungement, college preparedness, improving educational outcomes, and understanding youth rights and the juvenile court process. Juvenile Law Center provides essential support, ensuring that the participants develop the skills they need to succeed.

Interested in joining Advocates for Youth Justice? We are currently looking for youth between the ages of 16-22 who have current or previous experience in the child welfare or justice systems and have an interest in using their experiences to improve these systems for themselves and other youth. The deadline is August 31st and all applicants will be called in for a phone or virtual interview and will know if they are starting this fall by the end of September.

To apply, fill out the application electronically:  

Advocates for Youth Justice [must have juvenile justice/justice experience]