Call For Applicants: Juvenile Justice Issues Fellowship in NYC

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is holding two all-expenses paid spots for two San Antonio-based reporters to attend the “Unfinished Business: Juveniles & Justice” symposium.

The event will take place in New York City on October 4th and 5th, 2018 bringing journalists together with leading policymakers, researchers, advocates and justice-involved youth with the aim of developing or assisting new reporting on the current challenges of covering juvenile justice.

Successful applicants will have access to research and other assistance during the fellowship year, 2018-2019.

John Jay College will cover all expenses for airfare, hotel, meals, and taxis to and from airports.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be working in U.S.-based print, online or broadcast media (freelancers can apply), and submit project/story ideas related to juvenile justice either underway or planned. A supporting editor’s letter is also required.

APPLICATION: On-line applications are available on the John Jay College website. In addition to filling out the on-line form, applications must include:

  • A 150-word biography
  • A 300-word project pitch
  • A supporting letter from editor

DEADLINE: 11:59 EST on September 5, 2018

The symposium, fourth in a series of juvenile justice reporting fellowships organized by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College, is supported with grants from the Tow Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The funders play no part in selection of fellows.


Questions? Please contact Project Journalism Coordinator Joe Domanick at 310-435-4007 or; or Ricardo Martinez, Project Administrator, at 646-557-4690 or

The Center on Media, Crime and Justice, housed at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) since 2006, is the nation’s only practice- and research-oriented think tank devoted to encouraging and developing high-quality reporting on criminal justice, and to promoting better-informed public debate on the complex 21st-century challenges of law enforcement, public security and justice in a globalized urban society. For more information, visit the Center on Media, Crime and Justice.

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