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ELC Application 2019

Application to join the the Coalition for Juvenile Justice's Emerging Leaders Committee

Thank you for your interest in joining the Coalition for Justice's (CJJ) Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC). The ELC will make recommendations to the CJJ leadership and Executive Board, and support youth member recruitment, promote youth engagement across all organizational projects, programs and activities. Members will also play a key role in shaping and broadening the scope/scale of CJJ's youth partnership work over the coming years. 

If selected, you will be expected to participate in monthly 1-hour long conference calls and actively participate in ELC projects. This will include timely responses to emails, phone calls, text messages, etc., with CJJ staff and fellow committee members. You will also have to follow through on any and all commitments that you make to the ELC's work.

To apply, applicants must submit the following materials:
  • Application Form
  • Resume
  • Optional: Recommendation letters (No more than three).
PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME OR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS. If unable to provide a resume or recommendation letters submit a summary of your education, work, and/or volunteer experiences.

Applicants must submit their application materials to Laura Armstrong, Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) via e-mail, fax to (202) 887-0738 or mail to Coalition for Juvenile Justice, 1319 F Street, NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC 20004

Applications are due by November 6, 2018 at EST 11:59PM (AST 11:59PM, CST 11:59PM, PST 11:59PM). A limited number of applicants will be selected for an interview during the review process. If an applicant is selected for an interview, they will be contacted directly.

This ideal applicant will have the following experiences, skills and qualities:
  • not over the age of 24;
  • previous or current juvenile justice involvement (i.e., aftercare, detention, incarceration, parole probation and/or residential placement.) and/or interested in juvenile justice reform; and
  • eagerness to learn and listen.
The ideal applicant will have some of the following experiences, skills and qualities:
  • writing and/or public speaking skills;
  • political awareness;
  • ability to work well others;
  • will adhere to the committee bylaws (included below).
To learn more about CJJ's Emerging Leaders' Committee click here. To view a copy of the current bylaws click here

1. Contact Information *This question is required.
2. What is the best way to reach you? *This question is required.
3. When is the best time reach you?
5. Do you consider yourself to be Hispanic or Latino?
6. What race(s) do you consider yourself? Check all that apply.
7. Are you a member of, or in the process of joining, your State Advisory Group (SAG)?
8. Have you had direct personal experience with the juvenile justice system? Answering this will not negatively affect your application.
Applicants must submit their application materials to Laura Armstrong, Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) via email at, fax at 202-887-0738, or mail to Coalition for Juvenile Justice 1319 F Street NW Suite 402 Washington, DC 20004. 

All applications and supporting materials must be returned by November 6th, 2018. 
15. Please upload your resume or letter of recommendation. 
16. Please upload any additional letters of recommendation.