ACLU of Delaware Recruiting for Smart Justice Ambassador Program
WILMINGTON—After a successful first year, the ACLU of Delaware's Smart Justice Ambassador program is recruiting another round of Smart Justice Ambassadors to complete a two-day paid training and become an integral part of the ongoing effort to reform Delaware’s justice system.
Launched last year, the Smart Justice Ambassador program helps people who have been impacted by the legal system grow the skills necessary to become community advocates on Smart Justice issues such as policing, sentencing, prison, reentry, probation, expungement, and more.
Participants will learn how to advocate for legislation, policies, and initiatives that will reduce the prison population and help challenge racial disparities within Delaware’s justice system.
The Smart Justice Ambassador training will take place on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2021, in Dover, Delaware. It will be a two-day paid training, with participants’ expenses covered in addition to a stipend for each participant upon completion of the training.
Residents of each of Delaware’s three counties, particularly people who have been directly impacted by the legal system in Delaware, are encouraged to apply. At this time, only 20 participants will be accepted statewide.
To apply for the Smart Justice Ambassador program, Delawareans can fill out the online application at aclu-de.org/sja or contact Haneef Salaam for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-654-5326.