Apply to be a Judicial Engagement Network's (JEN) Leadership Fellow

September 4, 2019
Judicial Engagement Network
The Judicial Engagement Network’s (JEN) Leadership Fellowship Program for judicial officers is now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of fellows. This 10-month-long Fellowship Program (January-November 2020) is designed to help support and further develop the work judicial officers are doing in their respective communities. The program will consist of a small cohort of fellow judicial leaders who will have the opportunity to connect with peers doing similar work around domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking, both in person and through regular learning community calls, receive individual technical assistance on their projects, and participate in webinars on topics that will help support their work.

What is the Fellowship Program?

The JEN Fellowship Program allows judges to enhance their skills as judicial leaders within the court and in their communities. The JEN Fellowship Program will develop a sustainable network of committed judges who have demonstrated the skill and the passion to seek positive changes within their courts and their communities and help them further develop their leadership skills around specific projects to enhance their communities’ response to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, abuse in later life, and stalking, while also preparing to serve as mentors to new judges locally and nationally. The 10-month program will consist of 10 to 14 fellows (pending funding availability) and will include the following opportunities:

1) Attendance (funded by the JEN project) at the JEN Leadership Summit 3.0 November 10-12, 2019 in Oklahoma (encouraged, but not mandatory).

2) Participation in the JEN Leadership Training in February 2020.

3) Remote based technical assistance and mentorship activities.

4) Participation in the 4th JEN Summit to highlight the Fellowship projects and conclude the JEN Fellowship program.

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Deadline to apply is Monday, September 16, 2019

Project overview

Each applicant will propose a new or existing project addressing an issue that requires judicial leadership and community engagement, with the goal of improving court and community responsiveness to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, abuse in later life, and stalking. Throughout the 10 months, participants will connect with and support their fellow judges in the JEN Fellowship Program based on the project each judge proposes and the skills each judge brings to the group. Fellows will have an opportunity to be connected with a JEN judge to support their project work. Regular webinars will be scheduled on current best practices that affect the court and community responses to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, abuse in later life, and stalking. The cohort will have an opportunity to share successes and challenges through virtual learning community calls and will have access to peer-to-peer support throughout the fellowship.
At the end of the 10-month program, the Fellows will convene again to share their projects, including successes and challenges encountered along the way. The results will be highlighted through publications developed by the NCJFCJ, the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), and through the JEN website.
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