Proff Law Juvenile & Restorative Justice Scholarship

Funded by
Hannah Seigel Proff
Law
Open for Applications
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Scholarship Amount
$1,500
Application Deadline
Apr 30, 2020
Winner Announced
May 14, 2020
Education Level
Graduate
Scholarships Awarded
1 winner
Eligibility Requirements
Law School Year:
Rising 2L or 3L
Employment:
Upcoming summer internship at non-profit or government agency
Field:
Juvenile justice or restorative justice
Aid:
< $5,000 in expected summer funding
Selection Criteria
  • Priority given to students from diverse backgrounds
  • Priority given to students with juvenile or criminal records
  • Dedication to juvenile & restorative justice

Science shows us that children’s brains continue to develop into their 20s, and delinquent behavior can be a normal part of growing up. When a young person faces criminal or delinquency charges, they should be given opportunities for treatment, rehabilitation, and positive reinforcement. Unfortunately, there are 60,000 children incarcerated in juvenile facilities on any given day. In addition to the systemic criminal justice system issues contributing to this staggering number, not all children in the juvenile and criminal justice system receive the client-centered, individualized, and developmental/age appropriate representation they deserve.

This scholarship will be awarded to a law student spending their summer working at a non-profit organization, doing juvenile justice or restorative justice work. It is meant to help support students doing unpaid or low-paid, but important juvenile or restorative justice work. Law students from diverse backgrounds and/or have juvenile or criminal records are encouraged to apply.

Essay Topic
Please write an essay that addresses all/any of the following points:
  • What made you want to work in the juvenile or restorative justice space?
  • What experiences have you had related to juvenile or restorative justice?
  • What kind of career do you hope to have after graduating law school?
Essay Length
500–1000 words
Sign Up To Apply
Scholarship Amount
$1,500
Application Deadline
Apr 30, 2020
Winner Announced
May 14, 2020
Education Level
Graduate
Scholarships Awarded
1 winner
Eligibility Requirements
Law School Year:
Rising 2L or 3L
Employment:
Upcoming summer internship at non-profit or government agency
Field:
Juvenile justice or restorative justice
Aid:
< $5,000 in expected summer funding
Selection Criteria
  • Priority given to students from diverse backgrounds
  • Priority given to students with juvenile or criminal records
  • Dedication to juvenile & restorative justice

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