Application Call: Join Casey’s Juvenile Justice Applied Leadership Network

Updated June 18, 2023 | Posted June 1, 2023
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Applied Leadership Network participants collaborate on a charting exercise. They stand around a table in a conference room.

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion is accept­ing appli­ca­tions — now through July 10, 2023 — for teams to join its Juve­nile Jus­tice Applied Lead­er­ship Net­work (ALN).

About ALN

ALN is root­ed in Casey’s Results Count® lead­er­ship devel­op­ment approach and seeks to equip lead­ers with the skills and strate­gies need­ed to advance pow­er­ful, mea­sur­able and equi­table results on behalf of young peo­ple who are fac­ing steep bar­ri­ers to suc­cess. The program’s fifth ses­sion, Class 5, runs from Octo­ber 2023 to Novem­ber 2024.

Today’s ALN alum­ni base spans 53 lead­ers in 21 states. As ALN alum­ni, these lead­ers have access to peer sup­port and a col­lab­o­ra­tive learn­ing mod­el that helps them con­tin­ue to employ a results-dri­ven frame­work in their home organizations.

Who can apply

ALN appli­cants should be teams of juve­nile jus­tice sys­tem lead­ers, com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers and oth­ers who are work­ing to sup­port young peo­ple at risk of or already expe­ri­enc­ing legal sys­tem involve­ment. Teams can apply regard­less of their jurisdiction’s con­nec­tion to the Casey’s Juve­nile Deten­tion Alter­na­tives Ini­tia­tive® or pro­ba­tion trans­for­ma­tion site work. The appli­ca­tion win­dow for Class 5 clos­es at 5 p.m. ET on Mon­day, July 102023.

What to expect

Dur­ing the 14-month pro­gram, par­tic­i­pants will iden­ti­fy the changes they want to achieve with­in their sys­tem and com­mu­ni­ty. Team mem­bers will then work togeth­er to devise, imple­ment, refine and mon­i­tor their progress toward mean­ing­ful change.

For the Class 5 cycle, Casey is par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ed in ele­vat­ing com­mu­ni­ty-based approach­es that will improve out­comes for young black men and young Lati­no men. Such efforts may seek to pre­vent police encoun­ters, divert can­di­dates away from the legal sys­tem or sup­port sim­i­lar changes that can help lev­el life’s play­ing field for these at-risk youth.

Webi­nar With ALN Organizers

Casey host­ed a webi­nar and shared more infor­ma­tion about ALN, Class 5 and the program’s appli­ca­tion process.

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