Juvenile Reentry Program Fellow - Iowa Department of Human Rights
Location: Des Moines, IA Dates: May 20 - August 9, 2019
Compensation: $575/week stipend, up to 5% bonus Deadline: March 24, 2019
Future Leaders In Action Overview:
Future Leaders in Action (FLIA) cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits through a fellowship program. Fellows, individuals interested in entering the social sector, work on-site full-time at a partner agency to develop or implement a pre-determined enrichment program.
Throughout the fellowship, fellows gain various professional skills including fundraising, communication, program development, in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment.
Iowa Department of Human Rights Overview:
The Iowa Department of Human Right’s (DHR) Mission: To ensure basic rights, freedoms and opportunities for all by empowering underrepresented Iowans and eliminating economic, social and cultural barriers. We help individuals attain economic independence by ensuring access to government services and advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success consistent with their aspirations. The Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) is Iowa’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) and carries out research, policy analysis, program development, and data analysis activities to assist policy makers, justice system agencies and others to identify issues of concern and to improve the operation and effectiveness of Iowa's justice system.
Position Overview and Responsibilities:
You will ...
Assist with the oversight, preparation, and finalization of a report, which summarizes juvenile justice reentry reform efforts in Iowa
Learn more about the juvenile justice system, how it operates, and the barriers youth face upon reentry along with the current reforms occurring in Iowa
Compile and report data from various partners involved in the juvenile justice reentry system
Attend a pre-fellowship training retreat in Chicago, IL from May 20-25, 2019 (expenses covered)
Fundraise $500 (with guidance from FLIA)
Actively participate in weekly FLIA professional development responsibilities including check-in calls
Write two blog articles
Complete a final report and video
Writing and communication skills
Public speaking skills
Comfortable working with youth
Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflection
Resourcefulness and initiative
Passionate about the social sector and juvenile justice
Use patience and tolerance to address problems
Candidates will also be requested to provide two professional writing samples at the time of an interview. The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.