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Community Engagement

DAs Youth Advisory Council

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774


IMPORTANT DATES

Application Submission Dates:
April 1, 2019 – June 1, 2019

Program Dates:
August 2019 – March 2020

The DAs Youth Advisory Council is an exciting program for young people, ages 12 – 18, with a desire to learn more about the criminal justice system. Students must have a commitment to attend class regularly while proactively engaging with the members of the Dallas County District Attorney’s leadership team and staff. The first Youth Council was launched in September 2018. The council was comprised of a diverse group of students who were selected by their impressive academics and desire to learn and share ideas with the DAs office about issues affecting their daily lives as youth within Dallas County. Students provided valuable insight and feedback during their time as members of the DAs Youth Council.

WHO CAN APPLY?

DAs Youth Advisory Council members must:

  • reside, attend school or work in Dallas County
  • be ages 12-18 or grades 6-12
  • have an interest in criminal justice, law, public safety, and/or community service
  • provide a letter of recommendation from mentor, teacher or caregiver/parent
  • submit a completed nomination form
  • if offered, accept invitation to serve as a member of the Youth Advisory Council

Members of the DAs Youth Advisory Council will:

  • gain experience working with individuals from all backgrounds;
  • improve public speaking, critical thinking, and advocacy skills;
  • be exposed to opportunities that provides them with a unique exposure to critical partnerships between government agencies;
  • learn about government policies and procedures as it relates to criminal justice; and
  • build relationships with law enforcement officers, including the more than 450+ Chiefs, Assistant District Attorneys, prosecutors, investigators, paralegals and other staff members in the Office of the District Attorney.

For more information about this program, please e-mail us at DACommunity@dallascounty.org.