The Youth Justice Board brings together 15 to 20 young people each year to study and propose solutions to public policy challenges. Members participate in intensive training in research and critical thinking, developing skills and gaining leadership experience. At the end of the school year, they present recommendations to key policymakers and partner with local stakeholders to implement their ideas. One of the board’s key goals is to provide decision-makers with substantive input directly from young people. The 2018-2019 Youth Justice Board is researching safety, privacy, and security in the digital lives of young New Yorkers, and how their digital lives intersect with school and justice system policies.

Ages:
  • 14,
  • 15,
  • 16,
  • 17,
  • 18,
  • 19,
  • 20,
  • 21

Opportunities:
  • Internships,
  • Summer/after-school activity,
  • Volunteer opportunities

Areas of interest:
  • Public Service/Politics

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