Youth Justice Project

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About Us

The Youth Justice Project (YJP) is a new student group for YLS students interested in child and youth issues—including education, juvenile justice, child welfare, family law, social safety nets, and more. We aim to build community, provide hands-on volunteer opportunities, connect students with resources at YLS, build professional networks in the field, and bring speakers to educate us on new topics.

Membership Benefits

Activities planned for the 2020-21 school year include:

  • Providing Know Your Rights trainings to Youth Continuum’s Y2Y New Haven Crisis Housing Program;
  • Panel discussions with alumni and practitioners working on youth law;
  • Creating a resource guide for Youth Law @ YLS;
  • And social events!

Events & Activities

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Meeting new students with shared interest

Our Board

Justin Cole
Board Member
Sherry Tanious
Professional Development Chair
Bianca Herlitz-Ferguson
Emma Perez
Board Member
Nathan Cummings
Board Member
Shana Hurley
Programming Co-chair (Events)
Gabrielle Jackson
Board Member
Carolina Eguchi Yamamoto
Calleigh Higgins
Sarita Benesch