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Youth Advisory Board

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's (PCCD) Office of Juvenile Programs (OJP), Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Justice Unit is looking for at least 11-15 current, or former involved adjudicated youth; parents of current or formerly adjudicated youth; and a few (up to three) allied professionals that work with adjudicated youth (this can include: youth advocates, JPO's, social workers, school counselors and others) to start a YOUTH Advisory Board. 

The Youth Advisory Board is a subcommittee of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Committee (JJDPC) and will be youth led.  The goal of the Advisory Board is to have quarterly meetings, in person and via conference call, to discuss and make recommendations regarding youth issues to the larger JJDPC group. 

This is a new advisory board and PCCD is offering both stipends and transportation vouchers for attendance to the meetings. The meetings will be held virtually via Teams or Skype due to the pandemic.  It is expected that once CDC restrictions are lifted the meetings will be held initially at PCCD's office, after-school in Harrisburg, PA, with the goal to have regional meetings across the state as needed and the group decides. 

If you are interested in being considered, or know a youth which fits the criteria, and is interested in being a part of this new Advisory Board, please complete and submit the following information in this Survey Monkey link here:

If you have any questions, please send an email to:

Information that we need:

  • First and Last Name;
  • Age (Youth ONLY);
  • Address (City/State/Zip Code);
  • County where you are located;
  • Whether you, your child or a child under your care was involved in the Juvenile Justice System since 2000; 
  • County where you are located;
  • Narrative Questions:
    • Brief information on why you would be a good fit for this group (no more than 4-5 sentences).  
    • Magic Wand Question: Please provide a brief and reasonable response to the following question:
      • If you had a magic wand, and could change 1 thing or make 1 recommendation about PA's Juvenile Justice system to make it better for youth, what would that recommendation or change be?  (No more than 4-5 sentences)