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Advocate for Incarcerated Juveniles

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ORGANIZATION: The San Mateo County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission

  • 65 people are interested
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Be a Voice for Incarcerated and Underserved Youth

Join us to advocate for at-risk and incarcerated youth in San Mateo County.

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission has an open positions for adult and youth commissioners (ages 14 to 21) who live in San Mateo County. We especially encourage adults and youth who have been impacted either directly or indirectly by the juvenile justice system to apply.

The Commission is a 15-member volunteer organization with oversight responsibilities. We report to the state of California and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

Commissioners’ responsibilities include: monthly meeting attendance, (we have resumed meeting in person, currently at College of San Mateo), project participation, and annual inspections of juvenile detention facilities. Expected time commitment is 4 hours/week, but many Commissioners invest much more time into our many advocacy efforts.

Please contact Vice-Chair, Membership Karin Huber-Levy at k.huberlevy@sbcglobal.net and visit San Mateo JJDPC at https://probation.smcgov.org/juvenile-justice-delinquency-prevention-commission for more information.

We ask that applicants attend two monthly meetings before applying. Meetings are on the last Tuesday of each month, except December, from 5:15pm to 7:15pm.

Thank you for your interest!

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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 SMC JJDPC to be a public conscience in the best interest of young people. The Commission advocates for programs and services that prevent youth entry into the juvenile justice system, and that provide tools young people need to thrive and succeed in life. The Commission seeks to promote respect for the human dignity of all young people who do enter the juvenile justice system and seeks to preserve their youth.

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1700 West Hillsdale BlvdCollege of San MateoBuilding 10, College Heights RoomSan Mateo, CA 94402

(37.53672,-122.33522)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Child Welfare
  • Relationship Building
  • Legal (General)

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Commissioners attend a 2-hour monthly meeting and collaborate on commission projects. Time commitment is 4 hours per week scheduled flexibly.
  • A commitment to social justice, a willingness to speak-up, and the ability to collaborate.

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