emerging professionals in the juvenile justice system – Oct 4

Posted by Annie E. Casey Foundation on September 27, 2022

Annie E. Casey Foundation issues RFP for emerging professionals in the juvenile justice system

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children and young people concerning their educational, economic, social, and health outcomes.

To that end, the foundation has requested proposals from youth justice organizations to create paid positions for emerging professionals with experience in the juvenile justice system.

Through this grant, the foundation hopes to: connect young people who have direct experience in the juvenile justice system and career interests in youth justice with organizations in the field; provide professional experiences that help youth with juvenile justice experience develop tangible, marketable skills that align with future career requirements; and encourage organizations to create and sustain paid career opportunities for youth with direct justice-system experience after the grant period and without grant funds.

The RFP allows organizations to apply with a specific young person who meets the criteria, or organizations can be matched with a young person already known to the foundation. Young adults will demonstrate commitment to the youth justice field and an interest in pursuing a career in the field. They should have direct experience in the juvenile justice system within the last 12 years and be between 18 and 30 years old. Their experience may include being a juvenile charged in the adult system or experience with juvenile court adjudication, probation, or out-of-home placement in a juvenile detention center or correctional facility.

The foundation will grant three organizations, with the maximum grant to be $100,000 for a 12–24-month grant period, depending on whether the young professional is offered a full- or part-time position. Grants will cover the young professional’s salary and benefits package and the organization’s indirect costs. Recommended compensation is $60,000 annually for a full-time position of 35–40 hours per week.

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status or that have a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status or public agencies are eligible to apply.

The foundation will hold a pre-bid conference for potential applicants on September 29, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET. Interested organizations should notify the foundation of their intent to apply by October 4, 2022, and the deadline for completed proposals is October 14, 2022.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Annie E. Casey Foundation website.

Deadline: October 4, 2022 (Intent to apply)

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