Transforming Youth Justice: A Leadership Development Program Application 2019

Leadership Development

Program Information:

The Tow Youth Justice Institute invites candidates to apply for the 2019 Transforming Youth Justice: A Leadership Development Program, a nine-month program that will begin in March and conclude in November 2019. We are seeking applicants who are actively involved as leaders in youth justice and employed in positions as mid-level managers in:

  • Law Enforcement/Policing
  • State and local government
  • Public and private agencies
  • Non-profit service providers

As well as community members in:

  • Educators and Staff from Middle and High Schools
  • Policymakers
  • Community leaders
  • Faith leaders
  • Parents of justice-involved youth
  • Advocates
Scheduled 2019 Dates:

All session dates are on the 2nd Friday of each month and meet from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., except the orientation and final sessions noted below.

Note: some dates may be subject to change

  • March 7 (Thurs), 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Orientation
  • March 8 (Fri), 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 7 (Thurs), 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • November 8 (Fri), 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Celebration

Accepted candidates will be required to attend each monthly session with some expected extra-curricular activity between sessions. Sessions are held at University of New Haven campus sites with some sessions held off-site including one field experience. The three content areas integrated within each module of the curriculum include youth justice reform, transformation and leadership skills, best practices and core competencies that will inform the development of individual/group Capstone Proposal(s). A range of adult learning styles utilized includes lecture and didactic process, individual and small group interaction, large group sharing and discussion, and presentation. A number of subject matter experts in the field of youth/juvenile justice present to enhance knowledge and access to resources.

Sessions Include:
  • Youth Justice Reform
  • Youth Development & Wellness
  • Best Practices
  • Getting Results and Outcomes
  • Family Engagement
  • Community Engagement & Advocacy
  • Exemplary Leadership Practices
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Capstone Planning Process
  • Restorative Circle Practice
2019 Cohort Selection

Up to 16 candidates from across the state will be selected to establish a cohort that is diverse in representation regionally (geographically), from both public and private sectors; and by gender, race/ethnicity, agency and service system, occupation, and experience in leadership and youth justice.

The deadline for submitting applications was November 30th.

Accepted candidates will be notified by January 16, 2019 and will be required to commit to the program no later than January, 25, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Susan Cusano
Office Manager