NCYL’s Youth Justice Initiative seeks to transform Colorado’s juvenile justice system into a national model in which all children and youth in the justice system receive effective developmental and rehabilitative supports that improve life outcomes, community health, and public safety.
The Campaign Coordinator will lead a collective impact effort to reduce youth incarceration and system involvement, promote effective local treatment options, improve interagency collaboration, and work to ensure Black, Brown, and Native youth are not overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. The Campaign Coordinator will work with system and community leaders to develop and guide ongoing efforts to reduce the harm of system involvement to youth in conflict with the law. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about advocating for reforms and serving youth in their communities consistent with principles of positive youth development.
· Research, develop and implement a policy agenda.
· Conduct local stakeholder interviews, landscape analyses, and resource mapping.
· Analyze, interpret, and present data from multiple systems.
· Plan and execute legislative briefings, lobby days and team retreats.
· Develop and facilitate law and policy presentations and training to system-involved youth, and impacted families and community members.
· Attend and represent communities’ interests in the systems stakeholder meetings towards promoting reforms.
· Create material for and maintain social media accounts.
· Track implementation progress and deliverables across the state.
· Elevate impacted youths and communities’ experiences and voice.