Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Youth and Family Advisory Council

We are delighted to announce that, with the support of OJJDP, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) and our partners at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) and the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP), are launching the Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice.  As part of this effort, we will be establishing a new national training and technical assistance center that has the potential to revolutionize policies, practices, and perceptions surrounding racial and ethnic disparities. This includes strengthening state and territory level compliance, developing and implementing comprehensive technical assistance, increasing the knowledge base of practitioners, and meaningfully partnering with youth and families.

“Nothing about us without us.”

Core to this project is working side by side with youth and families. To that end, we are creating the Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R/RED) Youth and Family Advisory Council.

Led by professionals with lived experience, the Center for R/RED Youth and Family Council will comprise up to 20 members from diverse backgrounds with experiences (current or past) in the youth justice system. The primary function of the council will be to serve as a guiding body for all activities conducted by the Center for R/RED. As the saying goes, “nothing about us without us.”

We need your voice and your experience.

Applications to join the Youth and Family Council will open soon. You can find more information below.

The ideal applicant will have the following experiences, skills, and qualities: 

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Has previous or current juvenile justice involvement (i.e., aftercare, detention, incarceration, parole probation, and/or residential placement.) and/or interested in juvenile justice reform.
  • Be a family member of someone with previous or current juvenile justice involvement (i.e., aftercare, detention, incarceration, parole probation, and/or residential placement.)
  • Able to work well with others; and 
  • Eager to learn. 

Selected council members are expected to participate in monthly one-hour virtual meetings, respond timely to all emails, phone calls, or text messages from Council Facilitators, CJJR staff, and fellow committee members, and follow through on any commitments made in support of the Center for R/RED. 

While optional, council members will be given the opportunity to participate in all training and technical assistance events offered by the Center. 

Monthly meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of every month. Members are encouraged to attend all meetings but are expected to attend at least 75 percent annually. Repeated absences may result in removal from the Council.

This is a paid position with an hourly rate of $35 an hour. Members may bill for a maximum of three hours per month. 

To apply, submit the following materials by the application due date (TBA):

  • Application Form (Online or Printed). 
  • Resume or summary of your professional and volunteer experience. 
  • Optional: Recommendation letters (a maximum of three). 

Once we begin accepting applications, check back here to download application materials as well as the submission link. Applicants must submit their application materials online via Submittable. If you would prefer, a printable version will be available. If you choose to complete the printed application, you must email a scanned copy to Amiyah Davis at Ald150@Georegtown.edu (new window) by the application deadline.

A limited number of applicants will be selected for an interview during the review process. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by the Review Committee, via email and/or telephone. Interviews will be held subsequently. If you have any questions, please contact Amiyah Davis at Ald150@Georegtown.edu.