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.
The application deadline is Apr 30, 2020. Winners will be announced on May 12, 2020.
The scholarship award is $1,500.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 12, 2020. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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