Juveniles and Justice: Unfinished Business


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2018-2019 John Jay Juvenile Justice Reporting Fellowships

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 Up to 35 travel fellowships will be awarded to working journalists to attend a two-day symposium, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City October 4-5, 2018.  

The symposium, entitled “Unfinished Business:  Juveniles & Justice,” also coincides with Juvenile Justice Month.

It will bring 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.

To be eligible, 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.

We will cover all expenses for airfare, hotel, meals, and taxis to and from airports.


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.

Fellows from outside the New York area will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip to NYC, including travel and transportation.

Applications should include:

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


Questions?  Please contact Project Journalism Coordinator Joe Domanick at 310-435-4007 or jdomanick@jjay.cuny.edu; or Ricardo Martinez, Project Administrator, at 646-557-4690 or rmartinez@jjay.cuny.edu

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. 

For information on previous juvenile justice symposia, see The Crime Report.

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