Colorado’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council is looking Emerging Leaders (youth/young adults under age 24 at time of appointment). This Council has extraordinary responsibilities to advise the Governor and DCJ on the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention needs across the state and having a a youth/young adult perspective is vital to that process.
The Council meets 4-5 times per year and the Emerging Leaders meet twice per month on their special projects. The Council covers travel and other expenses for participation. When submitted, applications go to the Governor’s Office of Board and Commissions who review and complete a background check. If approved, members are then appointed by the Governor to serve a term of 4 years. A criminal/juvenile justice background does not automatically disqualify an applicant; we need and want members who have experienced the systems we are trying to assist.
At this time we have 1 appointed Emerging Leader position to fill but welcome others who might want to sit on the Emerging Leaders Committee to help in their work.