Are you aged 18 – 25?
Do you want to improve your understanding of the law?
Are you willing to share that knowledge with the Inner West Sydney community?
Expressions of Interest: Youth Justice Ambassador
Location: Marrickville Legal Centre, 338 Illawarra Road and/or Hut 21, 142 Addison Road Marrickville NSW 2204
Youth Justice Ambassador Program (YJAP)
Marrickville Legal Centre is a not-for-profit community legal centre based in Marrickville, working across New South Wales. As a generalist legal centre, MLC offers holistic support to people often overlooked by our legal system by providing free legal and related services while advocating for equal access to justice and protecting human rights. Our vision is to help people forward towards better and fairer outcomes and create access to justice for us all.
The Youth Justice Ambassador Program (YJAP) is a capacity-building and training program that aims to upskill young people (aged 18 – 25) from diverse backgrounds in Sydney’s Inner West to improve access to justice through community participation and inclusion.
Participants will benefit by learning about various areas of law from our solicitors and guest speakers and will be supported to develop targeted community legal education for young people. Participants will undertake five half-day workshops which will equip them to research, plan and deliver education sessions and resources to share with their own communities and inspire the next cohort of Youth Justice Ambassadors.
Participants should be available to attend all five workshops from 9.30am to 1.00pm on the following dates:
10 July 2023 – Renting
22 September 2023 – Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence
6 November 2023 – Employment
16 February 2024 – Police Powers and Criminal Law
12 April 2024 – Credit and Debt
Participants who complete all five workshops will qualify to become Youth Justice Ambassadors who will deliver two Community Legal Education (CLE) seminars each to their communities between June and October 2024. Certificates of Completion and gift cards will be available upon successful completion of the workshops and delivery of two CLE seminars.
YJAP is a program that is delivered for the Inner West community, by the Inner West community. In their application, applicants should describe their connection to the Inner West community through, for example, residence, work, study or volunteering. Applicants should also respond to the following three questions in their cover letter:
1. Discuss your demonstrated understanding of and commitment to social justice issues, particularly those impacting young people.
2. Describe your demonstrated ability to lead within your community (examples: cultural, educational, religious or sporting groups).
3. What is one of your biggest strengths that could assist you in succeeding as a Youth Justice Ambassador?
People selected to participate are required to be available for an in-person interview in June, 2023 at our office on Illawarra Road, Marrickville.
Expressions of Interest close at 11.59pm on Thursday, 15 June 2023.