Become a Member of the Casey Youth Advisory Council – UNITY, Inc.

Become a Member of the Casey Youth Advisory Council

The following information was supplied by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice.


The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group (JJSG), with support from CJJ, is working to establish an advisory council of young adults currently or formerly involved in the juvenile justice system to support the JJSG’s national juvenile justice reform efforts. 

The JJSG works with state and local juvenile justice stakeholders and agencies (such as probation departments, district attorneys, judges, etc.) 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. JJSG is excited about this new initiative and is looking forward to building a partnership between the team at Casey and a group of youth advisors to advance juvenile justice reform efforts nationally. Click here to learn more about the Youth Advisory Council and the qualifications to become a council member. 

Click here to download the application form and instructions. Applications are due Friday, February 13 and may be submitted in the following ways: 

If you have questions regarding the Youth Advisory Council, you may contact Jonathan Litt, CJJ’s Policy and Field Relations Associate, at [email protected] or 202-467-0864 ext. 110.