I think it’s important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven’t had the right mentors and supporters around them – because of circumstances beyond their control.

 —Q’orianka Kilcher

At Bo Lader Nashville Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to advocating for positive change within the juvenile justice system. We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity for rehabilitation and reintegration into society, regardless of their past mistakes. That’s why we are pleased to announce the Juvenile Justice Reform Scholarship, aimed at supporting students who share our responsibility to build a system that focuses on rehabilitation and reintegration.

The topic of this scholarship contest is “Juvenile Justice Reform: Building a System that Focuses on Rehabilitation and Reintegration.” We invite applicants to explore and analyze this critical issue, considering innovative strategies and policy reforms to ensure that young people involved in the justice system are provided with the support and resources they need to thrive. Whether through diversion programs, community-based interventions, or changes to sentencing practices, we are seeking thoughtful and creative proposals for improving the juvenile justice system.

Scholarship Details:

The scholarship award is $1,000. Applicants must submit an original essay on the designated topic, which must be 850 words in length. Eligible applicants must be about to enroll or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States. High school students may also apply if they have been accepted to an accredited college or university providing their acceptance letter. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

To apply for the Juvenile Justice Reform Scholarship, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Resume, including contact details.
  • Academic transcript that includes cumulative GPA.
  • Original essay addressing the topic of juvenile justice reform.
  • The application deadline is February 10, 2025.
  • Please submit your application along with all required documents via email to [insert email address].

We look forward to receiving essays from applicants across the country.