Jan. 29 2015 NOW Message: Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council

Halito! (“Hello” in the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians language 

This NOW Message contains information about the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Application.

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The  Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group (JJSG) is looking to establish an advisory council of young adults, age (18-25), currently or formerly involved in the juvenile justice system, to support the JJSG’s juvenile justice reform efforts. The JJSG works to improve outcomes for system-involved youth by eliminating the inappropriate use of secure confinement including detention, state commitment, group homes, and other forms of out-of-home placement.

The Youth Advisory Council will work in partnership with the JJSG to inform and strengthen their site-based reform efforts with state and local juvenile justice systems, while supporting the development of Council members as emerging leaders in juvenile justice.

Click here to download the application form and instructions. 

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015


At a minimum, the ideal candidate should have the following experiences, skills, and qualities:

  • 18-25 years old, although younger candidates will be considered on an individual basis;
  • Previous or current juvenile justice involvement (e.g., probation, detention, commitment, residential placement, incarceration, and/or aftercare/parole);
  • Willingness to listen and learn;
  • Passionate about and committed to juvenile justice reform;
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills.


We invite you to visit our website (www.cnay.org) for a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.). Thank you for your continued support and interest in the Center for Native American Youth.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us back and let us know what types of Native youth opportunities you are looking for and we can be sure to include them in upcoming emails. We invite you to share your feedback.

Center for Native American Youth

About the Center for Native American YouthFounded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of CNAY is to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention. How you can help.


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