Youth Leadership Council

The Juvenile Justice Youth Leadership Council (JJYLC) is a group of passionate, committed, and diverse young leaders who share a common goal of alleviating injustices within Louisiana’s juvenile justice system.


The JJYLC is dedicated to empowering young people across Louisiana to develop a collective voice and the skills necessary to dismantle injustices within the juvenile justice system.


By working collectively with stakeholders in the juvenile justice system, we envision a world where youth voices inform leadership, advocacy, and policy decisions. In doing so, youth will help build a justice system that is safe, equitable, and respectful of young people.


Weekly Meetings

The JJYLC is currently seeking new members!  Participants meet regularly to discuss upcoming events and important issues that affect youth. Food is provided at every meeting and members receive a small stipend for participating.  Applications are due on June 1st.  For more information, please contact Grace Franklin.

Youth Justice Unfiltered

The JJYLC hosts a weekly Sunday radio show on WHIV 102.3 FM from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. This youth-led program is changing the voice of radio in New Orleans by showcasing black youth and other young talent. Hosts provide inspired and fresh commentary on current world and local issues that affect young people. Check out the first episode here!