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Advocate for Incarcerated and Underserved Youth as a San Mateo County Commissioner

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The San Mateo County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission

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Be a Voice for Incarcerated and Underserved Youth

Join the San Mateo County commission that advocates for incarcerated youth and those who may encounter the juvenile justice system. The San Mateo County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission has several open positions for both youth (ages 14-21) and adults. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and especially encourage youth and adults with lived-experience in the juvenile justice system to apply.

Commissioners’ responsibilities include: monthly meeting attendance, project participation, and annual inspections of locked-facilities. We make recommendations to the San Mateo County Juvenile Court, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and the Board of State and Community Corrections and Rehabilitation. Expected time commitment is 3-4 hours/week.

The Commission is a 15 member volunteer organization with oversight responsibilities for the juvenile justice system. Members must be U.S. citizens and San Mateo County residents. The Commission meets the last Tuesday of each month from 5:15-7:15 pm via Zoom. Once in-person meetings are allowed, the Commission will meet at 455 County Center in Redwood City. There is a stipend to cover travel costs for youth commissioners.

To apply, visit San Mateo JJDPC .

For more information about the Commission, please contact Debora Telleria at deborahyder@gmail.com or Melissa Wilson at mwilsonstuart@gmail.com .

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About The San Mateo County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission

Location:

400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063, US

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the San Mateo County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission to be a public conscience in the best interest of juveniles. The Commission advocates for programs and services that prevent juvenile delinquency and that promote respect for the human dignity of all minors who come in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Description

The Commission is a 15 member volunteer organization with oversight responsibilities for the juvenile justice system. Commissioners’ responsibilities include: monthly meeting attendance, project participation, and annual inspections of locked-facilities. We make recommendations to the San Mateo County Juvenile Court, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and the Board of State and Community Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

400 County CenterRedwood CityRedwood City, CA 94063

(37.48798,-122.23091)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Advocacy
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Community Outreach
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Commissioners attend a 2-hour monthly meeting and also work independently or collaboratively on commission projects. Time commitment is 3-4 hours per week, though we understand that youth members may have less available time.
  • A commitment to social justice, a willingness to speak with decision-makers, and the ability to collaborate with other commissioners and work within a governmental structure.

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