Historically, communities that are most deeply impacted by Delaware's legal system have the least access to the resources, training, and support needed to help change the legal system. In 2021, the Campaign for Smart Justice launched a Smart Justice Ambassador program to recruit, train, and empower Delawareans who have lived experience with those systems, enabling them to make changes for the better.

Smart Justice Ambassadors (SJAs) complete an extensive, paid training over the course of one weekend to better understand and navigate avenues for change, and to grow the skills necessary to become community advocates on Smart Justice issues such as policing, sentencing, prison, reentry, probation, expungement, and more.

Smart Justice Ambassadors are continuing their work by advocating for legislation, policies, and initiatives to reduce the prison population and challenge racial disparities within the justice system.

People who have lived experience with the legal system in Delaware are strongly encouraged to apply.


We are not currently recruiting Smart Justice Ambassadors (SJAs). Sign up for Smart Justice updates and be the first to know when we open applications for our 2023 cohort. 

For more information about the Smart Justice Ambassador program or application, contact Javonne Rich at jrich@aclu-de.org.