Fellowship Opportunities

 
 

Post Graduate Fellowships

Citizens for Juvenile Justice is interested in being the sponsoring organization for a post graduate fellowship such as Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Liman or others. CfJJ seeks 3L or law school graduates to apply for one or two years of fellowship funding to work on legislative and policy initiatives in any of the following areas: 

Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Advocacy to address and reduce the disproportionate treatment of youth of color in the juvenile justice system on the local and statewide level.

Multi-System Youth Issues

Advocate for youth impacted by child welfare or immigration issues in addition to juvenile justice involvement.     

Emerging Adult Justice Reform 

Advocacy to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction up to age 21 and to ensure that youth in this age group in the adult criminal justice system group receive services, supports and accommodations similar to youth in the juvenile justice system.

Diversion from Juvenile Justice Involvement

Ensuring that cities and towns across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have adequate and appropriate diversionary options to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system unnecessarily, and that those opportunities are provided to youth in a fair and non-discriminatory manner.

Enhanced Data and Transparency from the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System

Advocating on the state and local level to ensure that comprehensive data on youth at every decision point of the juvenile and criminal justice system is available, and that said data is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender and other criteria to ensure fair treatment for all youth and that decisions are aligned with evidence based practices and positive outcomes.

Qualifications
CfJJ is seeking fellowship candidates with a demonstrated commitment to public interest and social justice. Knowledge of juvenile justice and education systems is preferred but is not required. The position requires excellent research and writing skills, and the ability and interest to address public policy issues.

To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to lenashapiro@cfjj.org.