Resource: Toolkit for Implementing Authentic Youth Engagement Strategies Within State Advisory Groups

This toolkit (PDF, 35 pages) discusses challenges and solutions for recruiting and retaining youth in State Advisory Groups, developing mentorship programs, and youth conference/summit planning. This document provides information on increasing engagement with justice impacted communities, youth who are at-risk of involvement in the criminal justice system, Indigenous youth, BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and rural youth. The toolkit also discusses youth-adult partnerships and youth engagement readiness and includes an assessment tool for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging barriers. Learn more.