Juvenile Law Center is accepting applications for recent law school graduates or students who seek a project-based fellowship funded by an external organization or law school, e.g. Skadden Fellowship, Equal Justice Works, Independence Foundation. With support of Juvenile Law Center, the candidate will design a project focused on decriminalization efforts to keep young people out of the juvenile and criminal legal system.
Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for all youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Juvenile Law Center uses multiple approaches to accomplish our ends: legal advocacy, policy advocacy, youth-led advocacy, and strategic communications. Our strategies are interconnected. We pair impact litigation with policy advocacy and community organizing to push for lasting and transformative change.
Our policy agenda is informed by—and often conducted in collaboration with—youth, family members, and grassroots partners. Our youth advocacy campaigns respond to legal and policy opportunities in the field. In all of our work, we seek out strategic communications opportunities to enhance the work and to shape public opinion.
We seek opportunities across the country to work where we can respond to identified needs in the community, build on local partnerships, leverage legislative and legal reform opportunities and create momentum for change.