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FAQs

Do I have to be formerly incarcerated to be eligible? 

No, having served time in a youth facility, jail, or prison is not a requirement of the fellowship. However, the goal of this fellowship is to develop the skills of individuals with justice-involvement and build on past experiences to drive transformative change in the justice system. Some level of justice-involvement is required, whether this includes you or a family member.

Can I save and resume my application at a later time? 

No, the application must be completed and submitted all at once. However, you can view the entire application so you can prepare the required materials ahead of time before submitting. 

Who should I include as a reference? 

We would prefer a professional or academic reference that does not include friends or family. Examples could include elders, teachers, mentors, volunteer supervisors, managers or employers. 

How many fellows will be accepted into this program? 

A maximum of 15 applicants will be selected.  

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