Chicago Youth Council For Police Accountability Application
We Are Able, in partnership with Chicago200, Youth Guidance, and Becoming A Man (BAM) is proud to announce the launch of the Chicago Youth Council For Police Accountability. The mission of this Council is to connect the Chicago Police Board to youth seeking to bring about meaningful reform. The Police Board has unanimously agreed to work with the council.
The Chicago Youth Council For Police Accountability is designed to give young people a seat at the table by creating a platform for them to provide input on key policies related to policing that impact the communities of Chicago. Responsibilities for council members will include attending and providing input into police board meetings, researching and drafting policy recommendations that will be presented to the board, performing outreach and awareness-building on social media to increase engagement with the police board, facilitating community-building events that foster safe communities, and training and educating their peers on policing policies and issues such as the consent decree.
Applications are live for the inaugural council. Youth between the ages of 14-25 who are passionate about creating a more just and equitable city for their generation are encouraged to apply. A small stipend will be made available to the eleven youth council members selected. For the most up-to-date information, please follow us on Instagram at @ChiYouthForTheTruth