ALN is rooted in Casey’s Results Count® leadership development approach and seeks to equip leaders with the skills and strategies needed to advance powerful, measurable and equitable results on behalf of young people who are facing steep barriers to success. The program’s fifth session, Class 5, runs from October 2023 to November 2024.
Today’s ALN alumni base spans 53 leaders in 21 states. As ALN alumni, these leaders have access to peer support and a collaborative learning model that helps them continue to employ a results-driven framework in their home organizations.
WHO CAN APPLY
ALN applicants should be teams of juvenile justice system leaders, community leaders and others who are working to support young people at risk of or already experiencing legal system involvement. Teams can apply regardless of their jurisdiction’s connection to the Casey’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative® or probation transformation site work. The application window for Class 5 closes at 5 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10, 2023.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During the 14-month program, participants will identify the changes they want to achieve within their system and community. Team members will then work together to devise, implement, refine and monitor their progress toward meaningful change.
For the Class 5 cycle, Casey is particularly interested in elevating community-based approaches that will improve outcomes for young black men and young Latino men. Such efforts may seek to prevent police encounters, divert candidates away from the legal system or support similar changes that can help level life’s playing field for these at-risk youth.