The State’s Juvenile Council is currently recruiting for youth members under the age of 24 who have been (or currently are) involved in the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Council is a governor-appointed advisory group that is called on to serve as the voice of juvenile justice in Maryland.
The Council was established under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act. Members are required to participate in the development of the 3-year plan, advise the Governor and Legislature on compliance with the JJDP Act, obtain input from juveniles in the system, review and comment on grant proposals and monitor programs, and understand the flow of the juvenile justice system in Maryland. Council meetings occur bi-monthly for two hours; meeting attendance is mandatory. Web and phone conferencing is available. Paid in- and out-of-state travel opportunities are also available.
If you have any students who fit this criteria and are interested in applying for the Council, please have them send their resume and contact information to: JWinpigler@goccp.state.md.us. Youth members will receive a $15.00 stipend for every meeting attended.
Here is a link to the group: http://www.goccp.maryland.gov/juvenile/council.php