Transforming Youth Justice: A Leadership Development Program

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We are pleased to invite you to apply to the second cohort of Transforming Youth Justice: A Leadership Development Program being offered by the Tow Youth Justice Institute and the University of New Haven. With thanks for the generosity of the Tow Foundation, this program will be provided at no cost to the individuals accepted or to their agencies.

Linked here you will find our Brochure and an Application form in a writeable PDF format. For this second cohort, March to November 2017, we are accepting applications from individuals interested in and actively involved in youth justice reform efforts across the state.

Three main goals of the program are to:

  • Build the capacity of present and future leaders as agents of change in youth justice reform
  • Advance leadership development skills and knowledge of best practices in youth justice reform
  • Serve as a resource to the organizations, communities, and systems serving youth through a network of dedicated leaders of reform

The nine month program seeks applicants who are mid-level managers in law enforcement, state and local government, private agencies, non-profit service providers, and secondary education; policymakers; and community and faith leaders, parents and caregivers, and youth and parent advocates. A rich curriculum has been developed by our University of New Haven team and is intended to ensure a current and future workforce of youth justice leaders who are committed, competent and passionate about making the system work effectively to support positive change for young people in our communities.

We ask that you please forward to individuals within your agency/organization whom you would consider qualified to apply and for whom you would nominate to this program. Please also pass along to your email distribution network by forwarding with attached documents. We look forward to our statewide 2017 Leadership cohort.

2017 Scheduled Session Dates 

  • March 17 & 18 (1/2 day) 
  • June 2
  • April 7 
  • July 7 
  • May 5
  • August 4
  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 3 & 4 (1/2 day)

For more information, please contact Deb Stewart, Leadership Project Coordinator,, 203-931-2923 or Kitty Tyrol, Director of Education and Training,, 203-932-1258

First year funding was provided by The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven.

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1076 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

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