JustLeadershipUSA partners with Indiana University Northwest and others to bring free Emerging Leaders™ training for justice-impacted individuals to Gary, Indiana

May 25, 2023

JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) is bringing together formerly incarcerated and other justice-impacted people in Gary, Indiana, for its nationally recognized Emerging Leaders™ (EL) training, being held on the campus of Indiana University Northwest, during its Juneteenth weekend of events, June 16-17.

Emerging Leaders™ is a free training for directly impacted people organized in collaboration with community-based partners, such as Indiana University Northwest, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs; Indiana University NW, Criminal Justice Student Association; Gary Commission on the Social Status of Black Males; REFORM Alliance; Lake County Community Corrections; The Center for Justice and Post Exoneration Assistance at Purdue University Northwest; and Talk2MeFoundation.

Emerging Leaders™ creates a space for formerly incarcerated persons and others similarly impacted by the justice system to become leaders at the forefront of efforts to create change within their communities. Over two days, other formerly incarcerated leaders facilitate the Emerging Leaders™ sessions covering Post Incarceration Leadership, Communication in Advocacy, Organizing & Advocacy, Policy 101, and Capacity Building.

A warm breakfast (starting at 8:30am) and lunch will be provided. Attendance is required on both days (9am-5pm) to earn a completion certificate. The training is free, but participants must register online by May 30.

JLUSA is the only national-level, tax-exempt criminal justice organization founded by and led by formerly incarcerated people. JLUSA is an International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider. JLUSA’s flagship, year-long leadership training program Leading with Conviction™ (LwC), is the first accredited training program for the organization, and, beginning with the 2024 LwC cohort, leaders will have the opportunity to earn CEUs to be used towards professional development requirements.

To learn more and to register for the free Emerging Leaders™ training in Gary, IN, June 16-17, people are encouraged to visit http://bit.ly/gary2023el.

Stephen Knight

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